. Marechiare Tosti; di Giacomo 2. But then Karl Franz receives a surprise visit from Princess Margaret and her mother. Lanza, in fact, had already prerecorded all his songs. His grandfather has died, and Karl Franz is now King.
No original Broadway cast recording was made, but the 1926 London cast did record some selections for. This article is about the operetta by Sigmund Romberg. Ann Blyth, now forgotten, was a lovely and charming 50s actress who also doesn't sing, but at least looks and sounds good in the film. Lanza made only eight feature films in his career, but they along with his recordings have allowed his powerful voice to endure. The Loveliest Night Of The Year arr. Summertime In Heidelberg with Elizabeth Doubleday 6.
Then You Will Know 19. They bring news that the king is ill and commands the prince to return home for the ceremony of betrothal to the princess. Margaret persuades her that for the good of the kingdom, she must break off with Karl Franz. He skipped starting dates, reported in late for wardrobe fittings, and made an utter nuisance of himself. There's Gonna Be A Party Tonight Italian Calypso 3. Karl Franz arrives, meets his old friends and visits Kathie. Someday I'll Find You 5.
Unfortunately, Mario Lanza was so fat, that the producers brought in hunk Edmund Purdom The Egyptian to mouth the words. Deep In My Heart, Dear 9. Also in the cast are the fine character actors S. When the prince is charmed by a young barmaid, he is set to run away with her, but the king's sudden death means that Karl is now faced with a choice between love and duty. French Military Marching Song 13. Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of all Time. We warned Mario and pleaded for him to reorganize his life.
But Doctor Engel and Count Von Mark the prime minister of Karlsberg remind the prince of his duty to his kingdom. It was later repackaged on one side of a 12-inch album is on the reverse but that album has been out-of-print since the late 1960s. One Flower in Your Garden 17. After they leave, Karl Franz and Kathie consider eloping to Paris. When The Student Prince opened in June 1954, Lanza's production troubles were well-known to the public, having played out in the gossip columns. Kathie Ruder Prince Karl Franz Count Von Asterburg King Ferdinand of Karlsberg Prof. Curtis Bernhardt was to direct, and none other than tenor superstar Mario Lanza, whose voice was believed by many to be one of the greatest of the century, was to lead the cast as Prince Karl.
He was flirting with oblivion for himself and we told him so. Both starred in The Great Caruso together. On what was to be the first day of production, however, in late August 1952, things started to go downhill -- and fast. True to her promise, she tells him of her fictitious new love and plans to marry. By the end of the term, Karl Franz and Kathie are deeply in love. It opened on December 2, 1924, at on.
He was also eating cauldrons of pasta and drinking flagons of beer and wine. Lanza didn't show up to work and was suspended by the studio. Around the same time, Columbia made a new stereo recording with , and. Revivals followed in the 1930s and 1940s, and in 1927, Ernst Lubitsch directed a silent film version of the story, which follows young Prince Karl as he is sent by his grandfather, the King of Karlsberg, off to Heidelberg to learn how to become a man. A more complete recording starring and was made by Columbia Records in 1952. A Vucchella Tosti; d'Annunsio 3.
Karl Franz sets off under the watchful eye of Doctor Engel, accompanied by his snooty valet Lutz, who has his own assistant, Hubert. His beautiful niece Kathie waits tables in the inn's beer-garden. One Good Boy Gone Wrong 22. He died in 1959 at the age of 38 -- from a heart attack, though there was speculation at the time about Italian mafia involvement. Beloved from The Student Prince 7. As for Mario Lanza, he made just three more pictures over the next few years, including Serenade 1956 for Warner Brothers and director Anthony Mann, and two European productions. Your Eyes Have Told Me So 6.
Otherwise there's really no reason for you to watch a film that has been done, and done better, a million times. I Want a Kiss 15. Ave Maria Bach, Gounod 5. Willie Klauber Student uncredited Maitre D' uncredited Nurse uncredited Diner beside broken dishes in. The Student Prince 1954 hails from venerable source material, but this production was so marred by troubles and setbacks that it's a miracle it ever saw the light of day.