List of the best Mario Lanza movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Mario Lanza's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Mario Lanza movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Mario Lanza movies will be at the top of the list. Mario Lanza has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Mario Lanza movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Mario Lanza films to end the squabble once and for all.
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The Great Caruso is a 1951 biographical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Mario Lanza as Enrico Caruso. It was directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Joe Pasternak with Jesse L. Lasky as associate producer from a screenplay by Sonya Levien and William Ludwig. The original music was by Johnny Green and the cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Costume design was by Helen Rose and Gile Steele. The film is a highly fictionalized biography of the life of Caruso. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth, Alan Napier, Eduard Franz, Carl Benton Reid, + more
Initial Release: 1951
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Serenade, a 1956 Warner Bros. release, was tenor Mario Lanza's fifth film, and his first on-screen appearance in four years. Directed by Anthony Mann and based on the 1937 novel of the same name by James M. Cain, the film also stars Joan Fontaine, Sara Montiel, and Vincent Price. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Vincent Price, Joan Fontaine, Mario Lanza, Sara Montiel, Vince Edwards, + more
Initial Release: 1956
Directed by: Anthony Mann
That Midnight Kiss is a 1949 Technicolor American musical romance film also starring Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson. Among the supporting cast were Ethel Barrymore, conductor/pianist Jose Iturbi, Keenan Wynn, J. Carrol Naish, and Jules Munshin. The commercially popular film was directed by Norman Taurog, who the following year would again direct Lanza and Grayson in the even more successful The Toast of New Orleans. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Ethel Barrymore, Keenan Wynn, Kathryn Grayson, Mario Lanza, J. Carrol Naish, + more
Initial Release: 1949
Directed by: Norman Taurog
The Student Prince is a 1954 CinemaScope color film musical featuring, as the credits read, "the singing voice of Mario Lanza". Lanza had become embroiled in a bitter dispute with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during production and the studio fired him. Under the terms of the settlement with Lanza, MGM retained the film rights to the soundtrack that Lanza had already recorded. The songs from this film would become some of those most identified with Lanza, even though they were mouthed in the film by Edmund Purdom, who took over the role of Prince Karl. Ann Blyth starred as Kathie. Blyth had played opposite Lanza in the 1951 blockbuster The Great Caruso. The film also featured John Ericson, Louis ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: John Williams, Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth, Edmund Gwenn, nm0129894, + more
Initial Release: 1954
Directed by: Richard Thorpe