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The Glass Mountain (1949)

| Drama | May 1950 (USA)
An aspiring composer, in the British Air Force for WWII, is downed in Italy and rescued by an Italian girl. He returns home to his wife, inspired to write an opera and aware that he's fallen in love with his rescuer.

Director:

Henry Cass

Writers:

John Hunter (written for the screen by), Joseph Janni (written for the screen by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dulcie Gray ... Anne
Michael Denison ... Richard
Valentina Cortese ... Alida
Sebastian Shaw ... Bruce
Tito Gobbi Tito Gobbi ... Tito (segment 'Antonio' in opera)
Antonio Centa ... Gino
F. Terschack F. Terschack ... Doctor
Arnold Marlé Arnold Marlé ... Fenice Administrator
Sydney King Sydney King ... Charles (as Sidney King)
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Storyline

An aspiring composer, in the British Air Force for WWII, is downed in Italy and rescued by an Italian girl. He returns home to his wife, inspired to write an opera and aware that he's fallen in love with his rescuer.

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A poignant love story rich in the vivid drama and great music!

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Drama

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Country:

Italy | UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Montanha de Cristal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

On release the film was an enormous success with the post-war courting audience, and Nino Rota's theme became a best-selling favourite for those couples. It was no.1 at the British box-office, and tapping into the nostalgia, had a re-release in 1950 and in 1953. See more »

Quotes

Richard: Everything will be as it was before I went away. Everything will be as it was.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: E N G L A N D 1 9 3 8 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Zwischen Kino und Konzert - Der Komponist Nino Rota (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Legend of the Glass Mountain
(uncredited)
Composed by Nino Rota
Sung by Tito Gobbi & Elena Rizzieri
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fabulous music - lovely story
16 July 2007 | by len-166See all my reviews

Aged 9 I saw this film which has been my favourite film and music of all time. I wrote to Michael Dennison asking if San Felice and The Glass Mountain exist I still have his treasured letter saying San Felice is Cortina d Ampezzo in the Italian Dolomites and Monte Cristallo is the backdrop to that resort. I was lucky enough to fulfil my dream this year on my 65th birthday to visit Monte Cristallo (playing the music as I ascended the Mountain on a chairlift ha!!) It was spectacular. I play the music most days and must have seen the film over 20 times!! Now available on DVD featuring Tito Gobi. Stayed in Venice to do this trip 3hrs by train/coach. Also visited The Venice Opera House featured in the film fabulous well worth a visit - only disappointment was in the history it never mentioned The Glass Mountain !!


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