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The Great Caruso (1951)

Approved  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  27 August 1951 (Sweden)
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Loosely traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan Opera's patrons. Caruso ... See full summary »

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Dorothy Benjamin
Dorothy Kirsten ...
Jarmila Novotna ...
Maria Selka
Richard Hageman ...
Carlo Santi
Carl Benton Reid ...
Park Benjamin
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Giulio Gatti-Casazza
Ludwig Donath ...
Alfredo Brazzi
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Jean de Reszke
Pál Jávor ...
Antonio Scotti (as Paul Javor)
Carl Milletaire ...
Gino
Shepard Menken ...
Fucito
Vincent Renno ...
Tullio
Nestor Paiva ...
Egisto Barretto
Peter Price ...
Caruso as a Boy (as Peter Edward Price)
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Loosely traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan Opera's patrons. Caruso is unacceptable to both women's fathers: to one, because he sings; to Dorothy's, because he is a peasant. To New York patricians, Caruso is short, barrel chested, loud, emotional, unrefined. Their appreciation comes slowly. The film depicts Caruso's lament that "the man does not have the voice, the voice has the man": he cannot be places he wants to be, because he must be elsewhere singing, including the day his mother dies. Throughout, Mario Lanza and stars from the Met sing. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The Intimate Story of a Man with a Voice as Great as His Heart! See more »

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27 August 1951 (Sweden)  »

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El gran Caruso  »

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In October 1951, MGM was distributing this film on the drive-in theater circuit on a double bill with the Lassie movie The Painted Hills (1951). See more »

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Referenced in Skirts Ahoy! (1952) See more »

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The Consecration Scene
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Performed by Mario Lanza
from AIDA
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
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Be My Love
26 December 2002 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

Yes, Be My Love was Mario Lanza's skyrocket to fame and still is popular today. His voice was strong and steady, so powerful in fact that MGM decided to use him in The Great Caruso. Lanza himself thought he was the reincarnation of Caruso. Having read the book by Kostelanitz who wrote a biography of Lanza, he explains that the constant practise and vocal lessons became the visionary Caruso to Lanza. There is no doubt that Lanza did a superb job in the story, but the story is not entirely true; blame it on Hollywood! I used to practise singing his songs years ago, and became pretty good myself until I lost my voice because of emphysema/asthma ten years ago. Reaching the high note of Be My Love is not easy; but beautiful!


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