Amahl And The Night Visitors (1955)
Composer Gian Carlo Menotti directed his celebrated one-act opera for this television adaptation originally broadcast on Christmas Day. The moving story of Amahl (Bill McIver), the young boy who aids three kings traveling to bestow gifts on a newborn child, is depicted in a charming presentation conducted by Thomas Schippers. Rosemary Kuhlmann co-stars as Amahl's mother. 45 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish; bonus footage; interviews.