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The Great Caruso

Release Date: June 1st, 2003

DVD Release Date: March 25th, 2008

G |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Enrico Caruso's (Mario Lanza) only passion is to sing. For that, he leaves his hometown of Naples, Italy, and travels to America to sing for the Metropolitan Opera. At first his lack of education and poor background make him an outcast in the high-class opera world. Eventually, his amazing voice wins him both fans and the hand of his love, Dorothy (Ann Blyth). But his nonstop pace and desire to perform at any cost eventually take their toll on the singer's health.

Cast: Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth, Dorothy Kirsten, Jarmila Novotna, Richard Hageman, Carl Benton Reid, Eduard Franz, Ludwig Donath

Director: Richard Thorpe

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Love, Sacrifice, Inspiring, Rise, New York City, Wife

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Awards

Nominated Costume Design (Color)
Nominated Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
Winner Sound Recording