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This romantic, tuneful drama centers on the struggles of humble vineyard worker Damon, who rises to become a renowned opera star. Damon's patron is a wealthy and manipulative young woman named Kendall. Damon cannot help but fall in love with Kendall, but she soon grows bored with him.

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Mario Lanza
as Damon Vincente
Joan Fontaine
as Kendall Hale
Sarita Montiel
as Juana Montez
Vincent Price
as Charles Winthrop
Joseph Calleia
as Maestro Marcatello
Vince Edwards
as Marco Roselli
Jean Fenn
as Soprano
Joseph Vitale
as Baritone
Norma Zimmer
as Mimi in `La Boheme'
Licia Albanese
as Desdemona in `Otello'
Francis Gerald Barnes
as Iago in `Otello'
Lillian Molieri
as Tosca in `Tosca'
Laura Mason
as Fedora in `Fedora'
Richard Cable
as Shepherd Boy in `L'Arlesiana'
Richard Lert
as Conductor in `L'Arlesiana'
Antonio Triana
as Man in the Bull
Nick Mora
as Luigi the Waiter
Mickey Golden
as Cabdriver
Elizabeth Flournoy
as Elevator Operator
Creighton Hale
as Assistant Stage Manager
Martha Acker
as American Woman
José Torvay
as Mariachi Leader
Don Turner
as Bus Driver
Johnstone White
as Hughes the Butler
Perk Lazello
as Party Guest
April Stride
as Party Guest
Diane Gump
as Party Guest
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Audience Reviews for Serenade

  • Jan 31, 2013
    The story is pretty ridiculous but its all presented lushly with all the big studio trimmings. Gorgeous locations in sumptuous Technicolor and a top flight cast all doing good work. Mario is in fine voice even if he doesn't look his best and sings many beautiful songs full of vigor. The script requires more acting than usually asked of him and he pulls it off well enough although no one would ever mistake him for Olivier. Joan Fontaine checks in with the silky brand of villainy that became her stock in trade once her sweet ingenue phase came abruptly to an end sometime after Letter from an Unknown Woman. Did any actress have a more dramatic change of persona than she from dewy vulnerability to brittle hard edged sophistication in so short a time? Anyway she looks incredible and is a fine balance to the breathtaking beauty of Sarita Montiel. The other standout in the cast is Vincent Price in a part that had anybody else with less flair played it would have been nothing. With the sly humor in his voice he makes his lines memorable and walks off with any scene he's in. If you're a fan of any of the stars well worth the time.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    If you're a fan of Lanza, you should really see this one. The story is alright, but if you're not a fan you'll be bored.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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