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Leonard Borland's contracting business is doing badly, while his monied wife wants to pursue an operatic career. He lets her get on with it until she seems to be a success, when he finds he himself has a singing voice good enough to go on tour with. Brings some money in, and his new singing partner fancies him too. Written by
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This is a forgettable movie about a wife who dreams of being an opera singer, though she hasn't got the talent, and her husband, who when he discovers that he does have a great voice starts to dream of a career as a singer as well. The collapse of his career results from a performance of an opera called Arlesiana. I figured it would be Cilea's work, but in fact it is evidently like the Salammbo in Citizen Kane: a work written for the movie. It's sung in Italian, but the music is definitely not Cilea's, and the sets and costumes suggest some Renaissance tale rather than Daudet's simple farmers in late nineteenth-century southern France.
There's really nothing to recommend this movie.
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