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My Heart Sings (1951)

Anema e core (original title)
Approved | | Comedy | 7 March 1954 (USA)
Two two-bit singers become thieves to make ends meet. One day during a theft in the house of a music impresario they hear Marco an electrician gifted with a beautiful voice and give him ... See full summary »

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Mario Mattoli
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ferruccio Tagliavini ... Marco
Franca Marzi Franca Marzi ... Gina
Riccardo Billi Riccardo Billi ... Riccardo
Mario Riva Mario Riva ... Mario
Carlo Campanini ... Bossoli
Dorian Gray ... Amica di Cocciaglia
Bice Valori Bice Valori ... Liliana
Guglielmo Inglese Guglielmo Inglese ... Brigadiere Bichetti
Giorgio Bixio Giorgio Bixio ... Avvocato Pelletti
Silvana Jachino ... Cameriera
Alberto Sorrentino Alberto Sorrentino ... 'Signorina'
Nino Manfredi ... Enrico
Margherita Autuori Margherita Autuori ... Elsa
Bruno Lanzarini Bruno Lanzarini ... Commissario
Vera Carmi Vera Carmi ... Madre di Enrico
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Two two-bit singers become thieves to make ends meet. One day during a theft in the house of a music impresario they hear Marco an electrician gifted with a beautiful voice and give him some money to help for his debut as a singer. The youth however gives the money to a dishonest girl he's in love with who gives it to her delinquent boy-friend. But when everybody seems to be in trouble because of his behaviour Marco repents and begins his career. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Comedy

Certificate:

Approved

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Silly vehicle for a great singer.
4 December 2004 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

This movie stars the great tenor Ferruccio Tagliavini, who sang in the great opera houses of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera. During the movie we are treated to his splendid renditions of arias from Puccini's "Tosca," Meyerbeer's "L'Africana," Bellini's "La Sonnambula" as well as some sparkling Neapolitan traditional songs. The framing story is pure dross. Mr. Tagliavini plays an electrician. When his house is burglarized by two nincompoops, the two thieves decide they want to be impresarios for the owner of this great voice they overhear. And so it is. Many of the gags and lines of dialog in the movie are sophomoric, akin to The Three Stooges Meet Enrico Caruso. Yet the movie does not lack a certain kind of appeal that could get you through the film's running time as you wait for the next vocal rendition of a great singer. Mario Mattoli, who directed a number of Totò comedies, managed this affair. The film opened in New York in 1954, down the street from the Met at the Cinema Verdi, under the title "My Heart Sings."


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

7 March 1954 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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