A Song to Remember is a 1945 release from Columbia Pictures. The film plays as the true story of composer Frederich Chopin and the difficulties he faces working as a pianist. The film opens with Chopin as a child. While he plays an elegant piece on the piano, he notices the Russians removing some of his neighbors and suddenly lets out his frustrations. As war rages around him, Chopin must flee his hometown and seek refuge in Paris. Professor Joseph Eisner, played by Jozef Elsner, takes the young Chopin (Cornel Wilde) under his wing and away from his home country. While in Paris, Chopin creates some of his most impressive works, including a piece he writes to remember his homeland. During his journey, Chopin meets several people who would later influence his work, including writer George Sand (Merle Oberon), which would make him a stronger composer and famous figure in his own right.