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Rated: 6.9 out of 10 with 1,189 votes.
Loosely traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan Opera's patrons. Caruso is unacceptable to both women's fathers: to one, because he sings; to Dorothy's, because he is a peasant. To New York patricians, Caruso is short, barrel chested, loud, emotional, unrefined. Their appreciation comes slowly. The film depicts Caruso's lament that "the man does not have the voice, the voice has the man": he cannot be places he wants to be, because he must be elsewhere singing, including the day his mother dies. Throughout, Mario Lanza and stars from the Met sing.
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Main Actors:
Dorothy Benjamin
Louise Heggar
Maria Selka
Carlo Santi
Park Benjamin
Giulio Gatti-Casazza
Alfredo Brazzi
Jean de Reszke
Vocalist - Opera Montage
Dancer (uncredited)
Woman (uncredited)
Front Row Audience Member at ...
Title:The Great Caruso
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Directed by:Richard Thorpe
Genres:DramaMusic
Keywords:OperaBiography
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