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The Toast of New Orleans (1950)

Snooty opera singer meets a rough-and-tumble fisherman in the Louisiana bayous, but this fisherman can sing! Her agent lures him away to New Orleans to teach him to sing opera, but comes to... See full summary »

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Snooty opera singer meets a rough-and-tumble fisherman in the Louisiana bayous, but this fisherman can sing! Her agent lures him away to New Orleans to teach him to sing opera, but comes to regret this rash decision when the singers fall in love. Written by Ed Lorusso

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M-G-M's Technicolor Fiesta!

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24 August 1950 (USA)  »

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By the time this picture was finished Kathryn Grayson was so fed up with Mario Lanza that she refused to ever appear in another film with him. See more »

Goofs

Three-quarters of the way through the "Tina-Lina," Pierre's trousers develop a tear at the seam near the hip, which magically repairs itself in the next shot. See more »

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Oscar: Since society began there's been a way of doing things right and a way of doing them wrong.
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Referenced in M-G-M Jubilee Overture (1954) See more »

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Be My Love
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by Nicholas Brodszky and Sammy Cahn
Sung by Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson
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The Talented Mario Lanza
26 December 2002 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

Mario Lanza's second film bursting with energy and musical talents with Kathryn Grayson in old New Orleans. Mario is discovered by David Niven and teamed up with Kathryn and they are the Toast of New Orleans. Mario is the scruffy seaman and his partner J. Carrol Nash, who provides the comedy. The music includes arias from Aida, Madame Butterfly, and La Boheme, etc. Mario does imitations of various people and this is a delight to all. The glorious voice of Lanza still lingers on!


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