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The Toast of New Orleans (1950)

Approved | | Musical | 24 August 1950 (USA)
Snooty opera singer meets a rough-and-tumble fisherman in the Louisiana bayous, but this fisherman can sing! Her agent lures him away to New Orleans to teach him to sing opera, but comes to... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Taurog
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kathryn Grayson ... Suzette Micheline
Mario Lanza ... Pepe Abellard Duvalle
David Niven ... Jacques Riboudeaux
J. Carrol Naish ... Nicky Duvalle
James Mitchell ... Pierre
Richard Hageman Richard Hageman ... Maestro P. Trellini
Clinton Sundberg ... Oscar
Sig Arno ... Mayor
Rita Moreno ... Tina
Romo Vincent ... Manuelo
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Storyline

Snooty opera singer meets a rough-and-tumble fisherman in the Louisiana bayous, but this fisherman can sing! Her agent lures him away to New Orleans to teach him to sing opera, but comes to regret this rash decision when the singers fall in love. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Those Singing Sweethearts Together Again in M-G-M's Champagne of Musicals! See more »

Genres:

Musical

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

David Niven admitted in his autobiography that he resented being made to do this film. See more »

Goofs

Three-quarters of the way through the "Tina-Lina," Pierre's trousers develop a tear at the seam near the hip, which magically repairs itself in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Oscar: Since society began there's been a way of doing things right and a way of doing them wrong.
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Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment! (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Be My Love
(uncredited)
by Nicholas Brodszky and Sammy Cahn
Sung by Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson
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My favorite Mario Lanza's film, is very fresh, I just love it
7 July 2004 | by maritere1939See all my reviews

I've watched this film more than 50 times, and as much as I watch as much as I like best. Mario Lanza was just unique, I agree that he did not educated his voice enough, but his natural voice was so wonderful, none of the best tenors hadn't his magnificent voice, is enough to know that Mo. Toscanini said that was "The Voice of the Century". This film is fresh and light and romantic, Mario's performance of "Be my love" as a duet is nice too, and "Madame Butterfly duet" is the greatest I've ever heard. David Niven, J. Carroll Naish and Rita Moreno, each one in the role they played are just wonderful too. Mario Lanza should be in the opera stage but if so, common people didn't had the opportunity to be delight with opera.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Toast of New Orleans See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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