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Hollywood Star Movie: The Great Caruso


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Mario Lanza Ann Blyth
The poor boy who becomes a star is one of Hollywood's favourite stories, so MGM went to town with this biopic of the Naples urchin transformed into the greatest singer in the world. Enrico Caruso was an opera singer but this evergreen musical also includes popular favourites, 'Ave Maria' and 'Because'.
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Unknown: Mario Lanza
Unknown: Ann Blyth
Unknown: Sonya Levien
Unknown: William Ludwig
Produced By: Joe Pasternak
Directed By: Richard Thorpe
Enrico Caruso: Mario Lanza
Dorothy Benjamin: Ann Blyth
Louise Heggar: Dorothy Kirsten
Maria Selka: Jarmila Novotna
Carlo Santi: Richard Hageman
Park Benjamin: Carl Benton Reid
Giulio Gatti-Casazza: Eduard Franz
Alfredo Brazzi: Ludwig Donath
Jean de Reszke: Alan Napier
Antonio Scotti: Paul Javor
Gino: Carl Milletaire
Fucito: Shepard Menken
Tullio: Vincent Renno
Egisto Barretto: Nestor Paiva
Caruso (as a boy): Peter Edward Price
Papa Caruso: Mario Siletti
Mama Caruso: Angela Clarke

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Hollywood Star Movie: The Great Caruso

BBC One London, 9 December 1986 14.00

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