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Strictly Dishonorable (1951)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  3 July 1951 (USA)
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Ezio Pinza ...
Count Augustino 'Gus' Caraffa
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Bill Dempsey
Gale Robbins ...
Marie Donnelly
Maria Palmer ...
Countess Lili Szadvany
Esther Minciotti ...
Mme. Maria Caraffa
Silvio Minciotti ...
Uncle Nito
Arthur Franz ...
Henry Greene
Sandro Giglio ...
Tomasso
Hugh Sanders ...
Harry Donnelly
Mario Siletti ...
Luigi
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M-G-M's Hilarious Comedy from the Stage Hit!

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3 July 1951 (USA)  »

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The original Broadway production opened in New York City, New York, USA at the Avon Theater on 18 September 1929 and ran for 557 performances. See more »

Goofs

This story is supposedly set in the 1920s, yet the fashions and hairdos are strictly from 1951. See more »

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Remake of Strictly Dishonorable (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Aria
from the opera "Il ritorno di Cesare"
Music and Libretto by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Sung by Ezio Pinza
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Cheerful Musical, and Oh Whatta Voice!
30 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

First of all, Ezio Pinza had a voice. If you've never heard an opera, you'll still respond to this man's singing.

Pinza had a lyric bass unlike anyone alive today, and it's the kind of sound that makes women sit up and take notice - it's an animal communication that has nothing to do with high culture.

Secondly, he's enjoying himself here. Like another refugee from the Metropolitan, tenor Lauritz Melchior, Pinza seems to enjoy acting in MGM escapist froth. His reactions while listening to a bad soprano are worth the price of admission right there.

The script is formulaic, the plot twists and turns visible a mile ahead of time, the overacting of the Italian characters very much of its era.

But they're all having a good time, and you'll have a good time too. "Mr. Imperium" is equally amiable, and features more great singing.

Disregard any negative reviews you may find here: you don't watch MGM musicals expecting "Anna Christie." This film knows exactly what it's doing, and it does just fine.


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