The Resource The great Caruso, produced by Loew's Incorporated ; MGM presents, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; produced by Joe Pasternak ; written by Sonya Levien and William Ludwig ; directed by Richard Thorpe, (videorecording)

The great Caruso, produced by Loew's Incorporated ; MGM presents, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; produced by Joe Pasternak ; written by Sonya Levien and William Ludwig ; directed by Richard Thorpe, (videorecording)

Label
The great Caruso
Title
The great Caruso
Statement of responsibility
produced by Loew's Incorporated ; MGM presents, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; produced by Joe Pasternak ; written by Sonya Levien and William Ludwig ; directed by Richard Thorpe
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Contributor
Conductor
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Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film distributor
Performer
Producer
Production company
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • "Bravo, Enrico! Bravo, Mario! Renowned tenor Mario Lanza portrays his long-time singing idol Enrico Caruso in the crowd-pleasing musical that was 1951's #4 box-office hit. Suggested by Dorothy Caruso's biography of her husband, The Great Caruso rings out with aural pleasures (27 musical selections) and shines with the grandeur of a life lovingly refracted through the Hollywood biopic lens. The music (by Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi and more) emhasizes works most closely associated with Caruso. The story, spanning Caruso's Naples boyhood to worldwide acclaim and tragedy-stricken final performance, touches on the down-to-earth character traits that spread the singer's fame beyond the black-tie society of Metropolitan Opera connoisseurs. Nominated for three Academy Awards, the movie won for Best Sound Recording"--Container
  • Recreates Caruso's career, from beginning as a young cafe singer through his 18-year triumph at the Met, centering on his happy marriage to Dorothy Benjamin and his troubles with her family
Member of
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Great Caruso (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Operatic numbers staged and conducted by Peter Herman Adler ; musical supervision and background score, Johnny Green ; director of photography, Joseph Ruttenberg ; film editor, Gene Ruggiero
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rated: G
Language note
In English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.G74 2011
PerformerNote
Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth, Dorothy Kirsten, Jarmila Novotna, Blanche Thebom, Teresa Celli
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1901-1991
  • 1896-1991
  • 1888?-1960
  • 1912-1999
  • 1921-1959
  • 1928-
  • 1910-1992
  • 1924-
  • 1899-1990
  • 1908-1989
  • 1889-1983
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  • Pasternak, Joe
  • Thorpe, Richard
  • Levien, Sonya
  • Ludwig, William
  • Lanza, Mario
  • Blyth, Ann
  • Kirsten, Dorothy
  • Novotná, Jarmila
  • Thebom, Blanche
  • Celli, Teresa
  • Adler, Peter Herman
  • Green, Johnny
  • Ruttenberg, Joseph
  • Ruggiero, Gene
  • Caruso, Dorothy
  • Loew's Incorporated
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
109
Series statement
Warner archive collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Caruso, Enrico
Technique
live action
Label
The great Caruso, produced by Loew's Incorporated ; MGM presents, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; produced by Joe Pasternak ; written by Sonya Levien and William Ludwig ; directed by Richard Thorpe, (videorecording)
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Note
  • Title from container
  • Suggested by Dorothy Caruso's biography of her husband
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1951
  • Full screen (1.33:1)
  • "The film is a highly fictionalized biography of the life of Caruso"--Wikipedia. "This highly fictionalized film traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921)"--imdb.com
  • "More great love songs from Mario Lanza, who thrilled the nation with "Be My Love"--Container
  • Special feature: theatrical trailer
Bar code
  • 31223136138816
  • 31223136138774
  • 31223136138808
  • 31223136138790
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883316326206
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)742584091
System details
DVD; full screen (4x3, 1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The great Caruso, produced by Loew's Incorporated ; MGM presents, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; produced by Joe Pasternak ; written by Sonya Levien and William Ludwig ; directed by Richard Thorpe, (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Title from container
  • Suggested by Dorothy Caruso's biography of her husband
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1951
  • Full screen (1.33:1)
  • "The film is a highly fictionalized biography of the life of Caruso"--Wikipedia. "This highly fictionalized film traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921)"--imdb.com
  • "More great love songs from Mario Lanza, who thrilled the nation with "Be My Love"--Container
  • Special feature: theatrical trailer
Bar code
  • 31223136138816
  • 31223136138774
  • 31223136138808
  • 31223136138790
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883316326206
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)742584091
System details
DVD; full screen (4x3, 1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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