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The Seven Hills of Rome (1958)

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Roy Rowland directs the musical Arrivederci Roma (The Seven Hills of Rome), intended as a showcase for the talents of famous operatic tenor Mario Lanza. American singer Marc (Lanza) gets into a fight with his girlfriend, Carol (Peggie Castle). He follows her to Rome in an attempt to win back her affections. On the train, he meets an Italian woman named Rafaella Marini (Marisa Allasio), who is supposed to be moving in with her uncle. Marc gives her a ride and they discover that the uncle has left for South America. With nowhere to go, Rafaella stays with Marc and his cousin Pepe Bonelli (Renato Rascel), which leads to eventual romance. The narrative allows for Lanza to do his serviceable impressions of popular singers like Perry Como, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong, and many others.

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Cast

Mario Lanza
as Marc Revere
Marisa Allasio
as Raffaella
Carlo Rizzo
as Director of Ulpia Club
Marco Tulli
as Romoletto
Giorgio Gandos
as Commissario Rugarello
Carlo Guiffre
as Franco Cellis
Adriana Hart
as Landlady
Patrick Crean
as Mr. Fante
Pennachi
as Helicopter Pilot
April Hennessy
as Mrs. Stone
Luisa DiMeo
as Street Singer
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Mario's second to last film finds him in looking rough around the edges but sounding glorious. Trite story line is supplemented by breathtaking views of Rome.

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