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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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Complete credited cast:
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Anne Wilder
Michael Denison ...
Richard Wilder
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Alida Morrosini
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Bruce McLeod
Tito Gobbi ...
Tito Gobbi (segment 'Antonio' in opera)
Elena Rizzieri ...
Elena Rizzieri (segment 'Maria' in opera)
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Gino, Alida's boyfriend
F. Terschack ...
Sandro, the doctor
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 poignant love story rich in the vivid drama and great music!

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A Montanha de Cristal  »

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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Day In Naples
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Music by George Byng
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
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fabulous music - lovely story
16 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Aged 9 I saw this film which has been my favourite film and music of all time. I wrote to Michael Dennison asking if San Felice and The Glass Mountain exist I still have his treasured letter saying San Felice is Cortina d Ampezzo in the Italian Dolomites and Monte Cristallo is the backdrop to that resort. I was lucky enough to fulfil my dream this year on my 65th birthday to visit Monte Cristallo (playing the music as I ascended the Mountain on a chairlift ha!!) It was spectacular. I play the music most days and must have seen the film over 20 times!! Now available on DVD featuring Tito Gobi. Stayed in Venice to do this trip 3hrs by train/coach. Also visited The Venice Opera House featured in the film fabulous well worth a visit - only disappointment was in the history it never mentioned The Glass Mountain !!


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