The Toast of New Orleans

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Mario Lanza belts out 'Be My Love' and that's almost all you need to know about this rudimentary vehicle, retaining the romantic partnership from the previous year's star-making extravaganza That Midnight Kiss. This time Lanza's a humble Louisiana fisherman who becomes the tenor at the turn-of-the-century New Orleans opera house, where he quickly sets his sights on Grayson, the diva in Madam Butterfly. Niven, the show's director, looks as though he'd rather be elsewhere.

By: TJ

Release details

Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Norman Taurog
Screenwriter: Sy Gomberg, George Wells
Cast: Kathryn Grayson
Mario Lanza
David Niven
J Carrol Naish
Rita Moreno