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This film stars Edmund Purdom and Ann Blyth in the first and arguably the best rendition of this story. This is loosly based on the operetta by Romberg.
Unfortunately the director was overly fussy so Mario Lanza, the original star was removed from the film while still having the recordings of him singing used for the soundtrack. It also resulted in a lot of negative outcomes for Mario Lanza.
Initially directed by Curtis Bernhardt, and replaced by Richard Thorpe.
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