Despite the egotistical rampages of star Mario Lanza, this fanciful version of the great tenor Enrico Caruso's life was completed and released and became a huge hit for MGM. Opening with the singer's birth in Naples, 1873, the film follows Caruso from his boyhood vocal virtuosity through
his lean days crooning in cabarets and on the street, on to his rapid rise as an opera star. Hailed as the world's greatest tenor, Caruso assaults America, and though he manages to insult prominent opera patron Park Benjamin (Carl Benton Reid) before his New York debut, the tenor still woos and
marries Benjamin's daughter, Dorothy (Ann Blyth). Together they bask in the glow of his ...