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The Glass Mountain (1949)

 |  Drama  |  May 1950 (USA)
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An aspiring composer, in the British Air Force for WWII, is downed in Italy and rescued by an Italian girl. He returns home to his wife, inspired to write an opera and aware that he's fallen in love with his rescuer.

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Credited cast:
Michael Denison ...
Richard Wilder
Dulcie Gray ...
Anne Wilder
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Alida Morrosini
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Bruce McLeod
Tito Gobbi ...
Tito Gobbi
Elena Rizzieri ...
Elena Rizzieri (segment "Maria' in opera)
F. Terschack ...
Sandro, the doctor
Antonio Centa ...
Gino, Alida's boyfriend
Arnold Marlé ...
Manager of Teatro La Fenice
Sydney King ...
Charles, the pilot (as Sidney King)
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Victor Rietti
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An aspiring composer, in the British Air Force for WWII, is downed in Italy and rescued by an Italian girl. He returns home to his wife, inspired to write an opera and aware that he's fallen in love with his rescuer.

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A Montanha de Cristal  »

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Referenced in Zwischen Kino und Konzert - Der Komponist Nino Rota (1993) See more »

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Song of the Mountains
(uncredited)
Written by Antonio Ortelli and Luigi Pigarelli
English Lyrics by Sonny Miller
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Just marvellous
21 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

That The Glass Mountain featured Tito Gobbi and was scored by Nino Rota are immediate selling points. And they do not disappoint. Gobbi when he appears is on top form, not the most beautiful or powerful voice(but still a good sturdy one) but his intelligence and musicianship really shines through as does his acting ability. Nino Rota's music is both musical and sweeping, an outstanding score and one of the best of his early ones. The gorgeous Alpine scenery and that The Glass Mountain is beautifully shot are other things to like, as are the songs that Gobbi sings and the amusing, powerful and moving story. The rest of the acting is fine and the singing is top-drawer. The Glass Mountain always engage, the film is nicely scripted and the direction doesn't undermine anyone or anybody at all. If there is anything to criticise The Glass Mountain for, it is that the ending is somewhat of a cop-out though Rota's music does elevate it a little. Other than that, it is a marvellous and charming film. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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