1962 · Beverly Hills, CA
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Based on the 1924 operetta of the same name by Sigmund Romberg and Dorothy Donnelly, which in turn was based on the 1901 play "Old Heidelburg" by Wilhelm Eyer-Forster, itself filmed four times between 1915 and 1959.
Mario Lanza was originally slated to star in the film, but a dispute with MGM led him to getting fired from the picture. However, MGM retained the rights to his already recorded vocals, and had replacement Purdom lip sync them in the film. Ironically, the songs "Beloved" and "Serenade" would become heavily associated with Lanza after the film and cast recording were hits. Edmund Gwenn has a supporting role, years after his enchanting starring role as Kris Kringle in "Miracle on 34th St" (1947).
8 x 10 inches. Light toning, a diagonal crease to 1 still, else Near Fine overall. (Inventory #: 145407)