The Great Caruso (1951)

12 04/16/1951 (US) DramaMusic 1h 49m

The Intimate Story of a Man with a Voice as Great as His Heart!


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.

  1. Richard Thorpe


  2. William Ludwig


Top Billed Cast

  1. Mario Lanza

    Mario Lanza

    Enrico Caruso

  2. Ann Blyth

    Ann Blyth

    Dorothy Benjamin

  3. Dorothy Kirsten

    Dorothy Kirsten

    Louise Heggar

  4. Jarmila Novotná

    Jarmila Novotná

    Maria Selka

  5. Richard Hageman

    Richard Hageman

    Carlo Santi

  6. Carl Benton Reid

    Carl Benton Reid

    Park Benjamin

  7. Eduard Franz

    Eduard Franz

    Giulio Gatti-Casazza

  8. Ludwig Donath

    Ludwig Donath

    Alfredo Brazzi

  9. Alan Napier

    Alan Napier

    Jean de Reszke

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The Great Caruso
The Great Caruso

Status Released

Original Language English

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