Giuseppe, an Italian singer, reads an ad printed in a local paper, wanting a man with an exceptional voice. Giuseppe applies for the position at Rosen's Café. Rosen is impressed with ... See full summary »

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Giuseppe, an Italian singer, reads an ad printed in a local paper, wanting a man with an exceptional voice. Giuseppe applies for the position at Rosen's Café. Rosen is impressed with Giuseppe's voice, and sends a letter to Mr. Bummerstein, a theatrical magnate, to come and hear him. Bummerstein arrives, and after trying out Giuseppe's voice, gives him a contract for five hundred dollars a week to appear in his opera. Giuseppe is introduced to Rosen's daughter, who is smitten with him. Being out of funds to buy his wardrobe, Giuseppe borrows some money from Rosen and signs a note for the loan at twenty per cent. The following week the Rosens take a box at the opera. Giuseppe's family also have a box. To the surprise and humiliation of everybody, Giuseppe is a complete failure. Mr. Rosen had told Giuseppe that after the first performance he would give his daughter Rosie and Giuseppe a banquet. Now that Giuseppe has been a failure, the Rosens decide to have the banquet alone. Giuseppe ... Written by David Eickemeyer

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28 January 1913 (USA)  »

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