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For the First Time (1959)

Unrated | | Musical | 26 August 1959 (USA)
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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Tonio Costa
Johanna von Koczian ...
Christa
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Ladislas Tabory
Hans Söhnker ...
Prof. Bruckner (as Hans Sonker)
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Mathilde Faktotum
Sandro Giglio ...
Alessandro
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Dr. Bessart
Renzo Cesana ...
Angelo
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Leopold Hübner
Gisella Mathews
Michael Cosmo ...
Aldo
Carlo Rizzo
John Stein
Manfred Schaeffer ...
(as Manfred Schaffer)
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Gloria De Vadnuz
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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 (Mario Lanza), the temperamental darling of the opera world, is forever missing performances because of impromptu street concerts and endless parties. But Tonio's carefree ways change when he falls in love with Christa, a beautiful deaf girl. Christa refuses to marry him until she can hear his sublime voice. So they embark upon a whirlwind concert tour of Europe where Christa consults with specialists while Tonio sings his heart out. Their love grows stronger and they realize that as long as they are together they can face whatever the future holds. Lush, exotic locations, fabulous operatic performances and the magic of Mario Lanza give this sparkling love story the look and sound of enchantment. Written by Anonymous

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His NEW Singing Romance!

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26 August 1959 (USA)  »

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Der Sänger von Capri  »

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Last film of Mario Lanza. See more »

Quotes

Alessandro: You know, these Americans, they just can't keep out of local affairs!
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Soundtracks

Celeste Aida
(uncredited)
from the opera "Aida"
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Sung by Mario Lanza
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A Mario Lanza Must See!
10 August 1999 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

From the beautiful backdrop of Capri, to the enormous, passionate ringing voice of Mario Lanza, this is a must see movie for one and all.

Mario is in wonderful voice, and looks every bit the part of an opera singer hiding incognito. The scene where he sings "Come Prima ("For the First Time") is a showstopper, and you can almost feel the warm sunlight in your face and the salt air in your lungs as you listen to the one true voice known as Mario Lanza, singing to the swooning girls and admiring men. Don't miss this one!


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