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The Glass Mountain (1949)

| Drama | May 1950 (USA)
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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dulcie Gray ...
Anne Wilder
Michael Denison ...
Richard Wilder
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Alida Morrosini
...
Bruce McLeod
Tito Gobbi ...
Tito Gobbi (segment 'Antonio' in opera)
Elena Rizzieri ...
Elena Rizzieri (segment 'Maria' in opera)
Antonio Centa ...
Gino, Alida's boyfriend
F. Terschack ...
Sandro, the doctor
Arnold Marlé ...
Manager of Teatro La Fenice
Sydney King ...
Charles, the pilot (as Sidney King)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Valentina Cortese receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Day In Naples
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Music by George Byng
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
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Short review
9 November 2003 | by (Bklyn., NY) – See all my reviews

A nicely shot, scenically attractive, and often moving, powerful and dramatic film. Well worth seeing for its looks alone, but fine score by Nino Rota and the voice of the great baritone Tito Gobbi make it a must for opera lovers. If the main theme sounds familiar it was used years ago for the theme song for a TV show called "Picture for a Sunday Afternoon".


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