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That Midnight Kiss (1949)

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In Philadelphia, the soprano Prudence Budell returns from Europe after a period of five years training in the best Europeans music schools. Her millionaire grandmother Abigail Trent Budell ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Prudence Budell
José Iturbi ...
José Iturbi (as Jose Iturbi)
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Abigail Trent Budell
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Johnny Donnetti
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Artie Geoffrey Glenson
J. Carrol Naish ...
Papa Donnetti
Jules Munshin ...
Michael Pemberton
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Guido Russino Betelli
Marjorie Reynolds ...
Mary
Arthur Treacher ...
Hutchins
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Mamma Donnetti
Amparo Iturbi ...
Amparo Iturbi
Bridget Carr ...
Donna Donnetti
Amparo Ballester ...
Rosina Donnetti
Ann Codee ...
Mme. Bouget
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In Philadelphia, the soprano Prudence Budell returns from Europe after a period of five years training in the best Europeans music schools. Her millionaire grandmother Abigail Trent Budell sponsors an opera company under the command of the famous maestro Jose Iturbi to give a chance to Prudence to lead an opera. They hire the also famous tenor Guido Russino Betelli, but Prudence does not feel comfortable with him on the stage. When Prudence accidentally sees the American-Italian truck driver Johnny Donnetti singing opera, she convinces Jose Iturbi to give a chance to Johnny. They fall in love for each other, but when Prudence visits his work to tell that he will be hired, she meets Mary and she believes Johnny is in love of his colleague. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The biggest kiss in movie history!

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23 January 1950 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Aquele Beijo à Meia-Noite  »

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Trivia

Although this was officially Mario Lanza's film debut, he had previously appeared as an uncredited chorus member in Winged Victory (1944). Like the character he plays in the movie, Lanza was an opera singer from an Italian-American family in Philadelphia. See more »

Quotes

Abigail Trent Budell: Every opera singer should fall in love with her tenor, or composer, or baritone, or conductor. I'm glad it's a tenor. We could use one.
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References In the Good Old Summertime (1949) See more »

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Love Is Music
Based on "Symphony No. 5"
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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The Big Chill
28 September 2002 | by (Sana Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

1948 Mario Lanza's first movie and what a voice! I fell in love with it and have been singing Be My Love all these years; The impact of this first movie was a big change in operatic movies because it was nothing like the McDonald and Eddy movies, which were rather sweet and unrealistic. I have seen all ten of Lanza's movies and without listing all of them, the best one of course was The Great Caruso which I would rate 10/10. MGM made his life miserable by sending him to weight reducing farms and his death in 1959 at one of farms in Italy was a very sad story, and suspicous because of Lanza refusing to star in a television production by the Mafia.


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