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Madame Butterfly (1954)

Madama Butterfly (original title)
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At last the screen gives wings to the beloved "BUTTERFLY" and sends the Puccini masterpiece soaring beyond the confines of any stage! See more »

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Most excellent version I have seen.
6 October 2000 | by (Honolulu, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in Honolulu in 1956. What sets it apart from all other versions is that the heroine was sang and played by a Japanese artist (rather than the clownish effect caused by a caucasion artist being disguised as oriental ) and the magnificent scenery...it was shot on location in Japan. The lead male singer, Filacuridi, and supporting cast, delivered a superb presentation. Another reviewer stated; "...no Japanese believes it is true..."...well, most great operas were based on myth and fantasy, as witnessed by Wagner's, The Ring, in my opinion, the greatest of them all.


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