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The Great Caruso (1951) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Richard Thorpe

Writing Credits  

Sonya Levien ... (written by) and
William Ludwig ... (written by)
 
Dorothy Caruso ... (suggested by Biography Of Her Husband)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Mario Lanza ... Enrico Caruso
Ann Blyth ... Dorothy Benjamin
Dorothy Kirsten ... Louise Heggar
Jarmila Novotna ... Maria Selka
Richard Hageman Richard Hageman ... Carlo Santi
Carl Benton Reid ... Park Benjamin
Eduard Franz ... Giulio Gatti-Casazza
Ludwig Donath ... Alfredo Brazzi
Alan Napier ... Jean de Reszke
Pál Jávor ... Antonio Scotti (as Paul Javor)
Carl Milletaire Carl Milletaire ... Gino
Shepard Menken Shepard Menken ... Fucito
Vincent Renno Vincent Renno ... Tullio
Nestor Paiva ... Egisto Barretto
Peter Price Peter Price ... Caruso (as boy) (as Peter Edward Price)
Mario Siletti ... Papa Caruso
Angela Clarke ... Mama Caruso
Ian Wolfe ... Hutchins
Yvette Duguay ... Musetta Barretto
Argentina Brunetti ... Mrs. Barretto
Blanche Thebom Blanche Thebom ... Vocalist - Opera Montage
Teresa Celli ... Vocalist - Opera Montage
Nicola Moscona Nicola Moscona ... Vocalist - Opera Montage
Giuseppe Valdengo Giuseppe Valdengo ... Vocalist - Opera Montage
Lucine Amara Lucine Amara ... Vocalist - Opera Montage
Marina Koshetz ... Vocalist - Opera Montage
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacqueline Allen ... Soloist in 'Magnificat' (uncredited)
Edit Angold Edit Angold ... Hilda (uncredited)
Marcello Avallone Marcello Avallone ... Minor role (uncredited)
Martha Bamattre Martha Bamattre ... Midwife (uncredited)
Rudy Baron Rudy Baron ... Gino (uncredited)
Olive May Beach Olive May Beach ... Gilda in 'Rigoletto' - Opera Montage (uncredited)
Genevieve Bell Genevieve Bell ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Mario Bellini Mario Bellini ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Dino Bolognese Dino Bolognese ... Bellhop (uncredited)
David Bond ... Father Angelico (uncredited)
Peter Brocco ... Father Bronzetti (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks Ralph Brooks ... Operagoer (uncredited)
George Calliga ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Claude Cariguel Claude Cariguel ... Minor Role in German Montage (uncredited)
Douglas Carter Douglas Carter ... Assistant in Record Shop (uncredited)
George Chakiris ... Dancer (uncredited)
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choristers ... Vocal Ensemble (uncredited)
Mario Cimino Mario Cimino ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Mae Clarke ... Woman (uncredited)
Harry Cody Harry Cody ... Guest (uncredited)
Dick Cogan ... Call Boy (uncredited)
James Conaty James Conaty ... Backstage Well-Wisher (uncredited)
Paul Cristo Paul Cristo ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Viola Daniels Viola Daniels ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Henry Dar Boggia Henry Dar Boggia ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Rod De Medici Rod De Medici ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Operagoer (uncredited)
Mario DeLaval Mario DeLaval ... Ottello Carmini (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Guest (uncredited)
Hazel Dohlman Hazel Dohlman ... Dowager (uncredited)
Tay Dunn Tay Dunn ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Renald Dupont ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert Ebright Robert Ebright ... Ramfis in 'Aida' - Opera Montage (uncredited)
Charles Evans ... Finch - Benjamin's Butler (uncredited)
Antonio Filauri Antonio Filauri ... Papa Riccardo (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Front Row Audience Member at 'Lucia di Lammermoor' (uncredited)
Blanche Franke Blanche Franke ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Michael Frasco Michael Frasco ... Young Boy (uncredited)
Jack Gargan Jack Gargan ... Usher in Gallery (uncredited)
Maria Genardi Maria Genardi ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Jack George Jack George ... Promptor (uncredited)
Eula Guy Eula Guy ... Nurse (uncredited)
Nola Haines Nola Haines ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Hamilton ... Forrest DeWitt - Charity High Bidder (uncredited)
Paul Harvey ... Opera Benefit Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Backstage Congratulator at the Met (uncredited)
Fred Hoose ... Guest (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Man on the Street (uncredited)
Sherry Jackson ... Musetta as a Child (uncredited)
Nikki Juston Nikki Juston ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Operagoer (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Cargo Officer (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr Richard LaMarr ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Peggy Leon Peggy Leon ... Guest (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Operagoer (uncredited)
Leota Lorraine ... Front Row Audience Member at ' Lucia di Lammermoor ' (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Backstage Well-Wisher (uncredited)
Charles Mauu Charles Mauu ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Anthony Mazzola Anthony Mazzola ... Fucito at 8 Years (uncredited)
Roddy McCaskill Roddy McCaskill ... Small Boy (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Silvio Minciotti Silvio Minciotti ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Yolanda Mirelez Yolanda Mirelez ... Spanish Girl (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Porter (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari Ernesto Molinari ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Matt Moore ... Matt - the Doorman (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Fireman in Gallery (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy Leo Mostovoy ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Sol Murgi ... Operagoer (uncredited)
George Nardelli George Nardelli ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Richard Neill ... Operagoer (uncredited)
William Nind William Nind ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Spec O'Donnell ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Manuel París ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Frank Pershing Frank Pershing ... Usher in Gallery (uncredited)
Dario Piazza Dario Piazza ... Bellhop (uncredited)
John Piffle John Piffle ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Nino Pipitone ... Young Man (uncredited)
Jose Portugal Jose Portugal ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tom Quinn Tom Quinn ... Backstage Guest at the Met (uncredited)
John Raven John Raven ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Allan Ray Allan Ray ... Bellhop (uncredited)
George Restivo George Restivo ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Helen Reyes Helen Reyes ... Spanish Girl (uncredited)
Bert Roach ... Spotlight Operator (uncredited)
Jewel Rose Jewel Rose ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Royce John Royce ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Gilbert Russell Gilbert Russell ... Arturo in 'Lucia' - Opera Montage (uncredited)
Maurice Samuels Maurice Samuels ... Papa Gino the Barber (uncredited)
John Sheffield John Sheffield ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert Sherwood Robert Sherwood ... Cub Reporter (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Operagoer (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Man on the Street (uncredited)
Minerva Urecal ... Carmelita Toscano (uncredited)
Danilo Valente Danilo Valente ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Albano Valerio Albano Valerio ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Dorothy Vaughan ... Louise's Housekeeper (uncredited)
Tito Vuolo ... Pietro Toscano (uncredited)
Lawrence A. Williams Lawrence A. Williams ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Eric Wilton Eric Wilton ... Bystander on Street (uncredited)
Zacharias Yaconelli Zacharias Yaconelli ... Minor Role (uncredited)
William Yetter Jr. ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Esther Zeitlin Esther Zeitlin ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Produced by 

Jesse L. Lasky ... associate producer
Joe Pasternak ... producer

Music by 

Johnny Green

Cinematography by 

Joseph Ruttenberg ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Gene Ruggiero

Art Direction by 

Cedric Gibbons
Gabriel Scognamillo

Set Decoration by 

Edwin B. Willis ... (set decorations)

Makeup Department 

Sydney Guilaroff ... hair styles designer
John Truwe ... makeup artist
William Tuttle ... make-up creator (as William J. Tuttle)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Peter Ballbusch ... assistant director
Sid Sidman ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Jack D. Moore ... associate set decorator

Sound Department 

Douglas Shearer ... recording supervisor
Joe Edmondson ... sound (uncredited)
Van Allen James ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Warren Newcombe ... special effects

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Helen Rose ... costumes: women's
Gile Steele ... costumes: men's
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department 

Peter Herman Adler ... conductor: operatic numbers
Johann Sebastian Bach ... with the music of (as Bach-Gounod)
Guy d'Hardelot ... with the music of (as d'Hardelot)
Ernesto De Curtis ... with the music of (as De Curtis)
Gaetano Donizetti ... with the music of (as Donizetti)
Charles Gounod ... with the music of (as Bach-Gounod)
Johnny Green ... composer: background score / musical supervisor
Victor Herbert ... with the music of (as Herbert)
Ruggero Leoncavallo ... with the music of (as Leoncavallo)
Pietro Mascagni ... with the music of (as Mascagni)
Amilcare Ponchielli ... with the music of (as Ponchielli)
Giacomo Puccini ... with the music of (as Puccini)
Gioachino Rossini ... with the music of (as Rossini)
Francesco Paolo Tosti ... with the music of (as Tosti)
Giuseppe Verdi ... with the music of (as Verdi)
Friedrich von Flotow ... with the music of (as von Flotow)
Sidney Cutner ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Albert Sendrey ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Additional Crew 

Peter Herman Adler ... operatic numbers staged by
Peter Ballbusch ... montage sequences
James Gooch ... technicolor color consultant
Henri Jaffa ... technicolor color consultant
Crew verified as complete

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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