Dr. Hohner (Karloff), theatre physician at the Vienna Royal Theatre, murders his mistress, the star soprano when his jealousy drives him to the point of mad obsession. Ten years later, another young singer (Foster) reminds Hohner of the late diva, and his old mania kicks in. Hohner wants to prevent her from singing for anyone but him, even if it means silencing her forever. The singer's fiancée (Bey) rushes to save her in the film's climax.
- Stars:Boris Karloff, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey, Gale Sondergaard, Thomas Gomez, June Vincent, George Dolenz, Ludwig Stössel, Jane Farrar, Ernö Verebes, Lotte Stein, Scotty Beckett, William Edmunds, Maxwell Hayes, Dorothy Lawrence,
- Director:George Waggner,
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(us) wrote: What a load of crap! Honestly, I would have to agree with my husband that Kevin Sorbo is better doing films in which he kicks ass and not cheesy flicks like this piece of garbage. Come on, a creature in the sewer? Get real! Not even realistic in my opinion. Wouldnt recommend this to anyone!!!!
(br) wrote: This isnt just a story of we should all get along, its far more intricate. It is a story about historical continuity, colonialism, immigration, Europe vs. east, rich vs. poor, ex-communism. All of these ideas come together into this film. From when it begins we are given shots of Albania under Mussolinis occupation, then seamlessly brought into the world of 1991, as if nothing has changed. An Albanian guide who comes to greet the new Italian investors gestures to them by making a quasi fascist salute. The movie transitions quickly from an embezzlement scheme to a movie about human misery and suffering. The two main actors from the film (Enrico Lo Verso and Carmelo Di Mazzarelli) begin with very subtle roles that eventually grew until the climax of the film. As they travel together across Albania they seem to resemble two distinct worlds brought together in this land trapped in time. One still imagines that he is young soldier in army of Mussolini, the other lives fifty years ahead, both are trying to get back home; yet both live in separate worlds. The complications of their relationship are built off of this very difference and similarity. The older one is also trapped, experiencing the horrors of war and instability from an inside perspective (as it was occurring in Italy); the other from without. The impossibility of Talaricos dreams are not what is important, he himself seems to be an unreal figure in that world. What is important are his very dreams, the dreams and fears that represent a generation of Italians themselves By the end of the film, when pride is finally humbled and the situation for Gino has become no different than that of Albanians, we see a final sequence on a boat headed for Italy. An image reminiscent of the old days of immigration to New York. Who is Italian? Who is Albanian? Everything is confused.
(br) wrote: I liked this film slightly more than the first two I have seen, but only slightly. I am getting into the more "modern" films and I have been told that those are the most impressive ones. We shall see.
(ru) wrote: I was super disappointed in this and can't for the life of me figure out why it has such a huge following.
(ag) wrote: Not much plot here, but that's intentional. The "business or pleasure" sequence can't be beat! Seventeen... Eighty Nine!
(kr) wrote: WHERE IS MISS FORTUNE