Directed by Anthony Mann, and written by James M. Cain (novel), "Serenade" (also known as "Serenata") is a Drama film, released on March 23 of 1956 in the USA . Mario Lanza and Joan Fontaine are starring, alongside Vincent Price, Joseph Calleia, Harry Bellaver and Vince Edwards.
The most thrilling story-with-music ever made is Mario Lanza in 'Serenade.' All the quivering excitement of James M. Cain's best-seller...The story of a farm hand who won fame as a singer and almost lost his soul as a man!
Who is the director of "Serenade":
Serenade was directed by Anthony Mann, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.
Before directing Serenade, Anthony Mann had directed The Man from Laramie, released in 1955, Strategic Air Command (1955), The Glenn Miller Story (1953), The Naked Spur (1953), Bend of the River (1952), and Quo Vadis (1951). Since, he directed Men in War, released in 1957, God's Little Acre (1958), Man of the West (1958), Spartacus (1960), Cimarron (1960), and El Cid (1961).
What was the release date of "Serenade":
Serenade was first released on Friday, March 23, 1956, in the United States. Another film released on Friday, March 23, 1956 is Despoinis eton '39' (dir. Alekos Sakellarios). This was sixty-three (63) years ago.
It has been released on Tuesday, August 28, 1956 in Germany.
What is the cast of "Serenade":
At the casting of Serenade we find Mario Lanza, previously seen in The Student Prince (1954) and Because You're Mine (1952); Joan Fontaine (Casanova's Big Night (1954), The Bigamist (1953)); Vincent Price (Son of Sinbad (1955), The Mad Magician (1954)) [ more... ]
What is the Storyline of "Serenade":
Serenade tells the story of a poor vineyard worker who becomes an operatic tenor, and is involved with two women — one a high society hostess, the other a Mexican bullfighter's daughter. Highly melodramatic in nature, the film features a large amount of operatic music, all of it sung by Lanza. Of note are the Act III Monologue from Verdi's Otello and an extract from the duet "Dio Ti Giocondi" from the same opera featuring Metropolitan Opera soprano Licia Albanese. Reviewing the film in [...]
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