The Great Caruso (1951) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Jesse L. Lasky and Joe Pasternak.
Academy Awards 1951 --- Ceremony Number 24 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Costume Design||Helen Rose, Gile Steele||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Peter Herman Adler, Johnny Green||Nominated|
Musical Monday: The Great Caruso (1951)on Apr 16, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood
It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: The Great Caruso?(1951) ? Mu... Read full article
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Conductor Richard Hageman, who played Carlo Santi in the film, actually knew Enrico Caruso and led several performances with him at the Metropolitan Opera, including the 1918 War Relief Benefit re-created in the film.
This was the next-to-last completed MGM film under Louis B. Mayer's supervision (the last was Show Boat, released in the summer of that year). A proxy fight soon after would see him removed as the head of the studio he helped to found. He was replaced by his former chief of production, Dore Schary. Mayer ran MGM for 27 years, Schary for barely 6.
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