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
The biggest kiss in movie history!
23 January 1950 (Sweden)
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Also Known As:
Aquele Beijo à Meia-Noite
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(Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
The last film appearance of José Iturbi
. Iturbi left Hollywood because his movie appearances were doing damage to his career as a conductor and concert pianist, as music critics were accusing him of "cheap exhibitionism" for appearing in Hollywood films. See more
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.
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Performed by Kathryn Grayson (I)' See more