The Great Caruso (1951)
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The Great Caruso (1951)
The film traces Naples-born Caruso's ascension from adolescent choir singer to the uppermost ranks of the opera world. Caruso is brought to America, getting off to a bad start by inadvertently insulting the impresario (Carl Benton Reid) responsible for his Metropolitan debut. This complication has a happy outcome when Caruso marries his benefactor's daughter (Ann Blyth). Refusing to spare himself or to hold back his talents from his fans, Caruso's health fails him, and he dies in 1921 at the age of 47. Featuring no fewer than 27 musical numbers, Great Caruso also stars Mario Lanza… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This conventional biopic of the famous Italian tenro was one of 1951's biggest commercial hits due to Mario Lanza's popularity at the time."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Hits a few high notes over the music but hits too many low notes after fudging the biography with too much fictionalization."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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