The brilliance of one of the world's most beloved tenors and the exciting world of opera highlight this delightful romantic adventure set in the most beautiful cities of Europe. Tonio Costa... See full summary »
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When his bride-to-be finds him much too stiff, heir to the throne Prince Karl is sent off to the university in Heidelberg to learn how to socialize. He makes friends with the students there and falls for the down-to-earth Kathie, a barmaid. The two are soul mates, but when Karl's grandfather the king falls ill, he must choose between his country and his own happiness... Written by
Mario Lanza made two separate recordings from this film, both for RCA. The first, in mono, used the new lyrics especially written for the film, in addition to several songs written especially for the movie. The second, a stereo album released in 1959, featured soprano Norma Giusti as Kathie and, like the mono version, the new songs, in addition to some of the songs from the stage production. But the songs from the stage version were sung on this album with their original 1924 lyrics, not with the revisions heard in the film. See more »
Shortly after the "Serenade" segment Kathie is in her room. She puts out the candles until only one is left yet, when she goes to the window, a large electric stage light can be seen reflected in the glass. See more »
This musical is dated but a wonderful love story/operetta that combines the music of Sigmond Romberg with the voice of Mario Lanza and the good looks of two young lovers (Edmond Purdome and ). It should be seen by young lovers who dream of old fashion romance, but find that sometimes the joy of a new love is dashed because of family tradition. In the case of the Student Prince, this is seen when the Crown Prince goes to University and finds himself among students who will someday be his subjects. But, he becomes "one of them, falls in love with the Tavern bar maid (Katie. Sadly, like most old-world love stories, he is called back to be with his sick grandfather, the King, who soon passes. The Prinde is now the King and must marry the lady pre-chosen for him, and, heartbroken, he returns to see Katie, who is now his subject, rather than his one true love. The music is some of the most romantic-Serenade and Beloved- that has been in a movie. Additionally, it may remind one of the camaraderie of fraternity life at University. All in all, a wonderful movie for young adults and senior citizens.
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