The Great Caruso (1951)

  
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In his best-remembered role, Philadelphia's own Mario Lanza portrays early 20th-century opera star Enrico Caruso, who many say was the world's finest voice. Selections from famous operas highlight this beautiful screen biography that loosely follows Caruso's life from Naples, Italy, to New York City's renowned Metropolitan Opera. Songs include "The Loveliest Night of the Year," "Celeste Aida," "La Donna e Mobile," and many more. Ann Blyth, Dorothy Kirsten, Jarmila Novotna also star. 109 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Academy Award ®
Winner: Best Sound
Nominee: Best Score (Musical), Best Costume Design (Color)
 
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