Great Caruso (Region 1 DVD)

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Description

NTSC/Region 0. Unavailable in the U.S.! This 1951 biopic on the life of Opera legend Enrico Caruso stars Mario Lanza (in the title role) and Ann Blyth and was directed by Richard Thorpe. This satisfying fictionalized biography explores the life and loves of the great tenor from Naples who became the toast of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, but died just as he reached his peak. Lanza is magnificent in the role and the score is an opera lover's dream with 27 musical numbers including arias from La Boheme, I Pagliacci, and Rigoletto. Castaway.

Product Details

Barcode
4897007031924
Department
Movies & TV
Released
25 Mar 2008
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Documentary
Sub-genre
Drama
Studio
Castaway Pictures
Age Restriction
NR
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Great Caruso
Release Year
1951
Running Time
109 min
Categories
Musical & Performing Arts / Biography / Classical / Musicals / Classical Music / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
This satisfying fictionalized biography explores the life and loves of the great tenor from Naples who became the toast of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, but died just as he reached his peak. Lanza is magnificent in the role and the score is an opera lover's dream with 27 musical numbers including arias from La Boheme, I Pagliacci, and Rigoletto.
Notes
Additional cast includes: Nicola Moscona, Lucine Amara, and Marina Koshetz.

Peter Herman Adler staged and conducted the operatic numbers.

A Technicolor film.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Region [unknown]
  • Full Frame
Audio:
  • English
Cast & Crew
Director
Richard Thorpe
Star
Ann Blyth / Ludwig Donath / Eduard Franz / Dorothy Kirsten / Mario Lanza / Jarmila Novotna / Carl Benton Reid
Composer
Johnny Green
Special Effects
Peter Ballbusch / Warren Newcombe
Director of Photography
Joseph Ruttenberg
Editor
Gene Ruggiero
Costume Designer
Helen Rose / Gile Steele
Makeup
William Tuttle
Music Director
Peter Herman Adler
Set Designer
Jack D. Moore / Edwin B. Willis
Art Director
Gabriel Scognamillo
Choreographer
Peter Herman Adler

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Sound Recording
Winner: 1951