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That Midnight Kiss (1949)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 20 January 1950 (Australia)
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

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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
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Papa Donnetti
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Michael Pemberton
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Guido Russino Betelli
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Mary
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Hutchins
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Mamma Donnetti
Amparo Iturbi ...
Amparo Iturbi
Bridget Carr ...
Donna Donnetti
Amparo Ballester ...
Rosina Donnetti
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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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Musical | Romance

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Release Date:

20 January 1950 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

El beso de medianoche  »

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Budget:

$1,701,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was a fair success at the box office for MGM, earning a profit of $173,000 ($1.75M in 2017) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

When Prudence and Jose go to Mama Donetti's restaurant, she opens the front door twice between shots. 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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Soundtracks

Down Among the Sheltering Palms
(uncredited)
Music by Abe Olman
Lyrics by James Brockman
Sung by the G. I. Quartette
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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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