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The Toast of New Orleans (1950)

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So far as their fans were concerned, Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson could have stood up against a blank wall and sung uninterruptedly for 96 minutes in Toast of New Orleans. MGM, however, adhered to the policy that all movies must have plots. This one finds Lanza playing Pepe Abellard Duvalle, a shrimp fisherman from Louisiana's bayou country, while Grayson plays Suzette Micheline, a famed opera singer. After he witnesses an impromptu duet between Pepe and Suzette at an outdoor restaurant, Suzette's manager Jacques Riboudeaux (David Niven) decides to groom Pepe for singing stardom. In so doing, Jacques has put the kibosh on his own romance with Suzette, but that's why he gets third billing. Toast of New Orleans is a typical Joe Pasternak production, all bright smiles, lilting songs and happy people in Living Technicolor.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Sy Gomberg, George Wells
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 24, 2007
Runtime:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Cast

Mario Lanza
as Pepe Abellard Duvall...
Kathryn Grayson
as Suzette Micheline
David Niven
as Jacques Riboudeaux
J. Carrol Naish
as Nicky Duvalle
Richard Hageman
as Maestro P. Trellini
Sig Arno
as Mayor
Romo Vincent
as Manuelo
Marietta Canty
as Angelique
Alex Gerry
as Headwaiter
Wallis Clark
as Mr. O'Neill
Paul H. Frees
as Narrator
Henry Corden
as Fisherman
Nick Thompson
as Fisherman
Leon Belasco
as Orchestra Leader
Nino Pipitone
as Store Keeper
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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 24, 2003
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