Bernardo De Pace, known as "The Wizard of the Mandolin," plays several tunes, including "Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna" and "That's Why I Love You."


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Dressed as Pagliacci and standing in front of a simple set - a curtain and a small bench behind him, abstract cactus sculptures on stands to his left and right - Bernardo De Pace, "the Wizard of the Mandolin" plays several pieces. He performs as if before an audience, although there is no sound from them. The camera occasionally moves into a closeup of De Pace. Half-way through, a string breaks, but he continues without a pause. Is that his hair or a Bakelite helmet? Written by <>

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Musical | Short





Release Date:

6 April 1927 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bernado De Pace: The Wizard of the Mandolin  »

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1.37 : 1
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The name of the star, Bernardo De Pace, is also the title of the movie - but is misspelled on-screen. See more »


from 'The Tales of Hoffman"
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Performed on mandolin by Bernardo De Pace
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Jazz Singer Disc 3
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Behind the Lines (1926)

** (out of 4)

Wizard of the Mandolin, The (1927)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Pennant Winning Battery of Songland, The (1927)

** (out of 4)

Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields with the Music Boxes (1929)

** (out of 4)

Hazel Green and Company (1928)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Early Vitaphone shorts, which each feature musical numbers. Like many of these early talkies the most important thing is that they're talking so not too much detail went into anything else. Out of this group I'd say Hazel Green and Company was the most entertaining since she had a pretty good band behind her and the songs were nice as well. The Wizard of the Mandolin should be avoided if you can't stand the mandolin.

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