L'Allegro Cantante (1938)

Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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L'Allegro Cantante was released outside of Italy as The Merry Singer. The title succinctly describes the hero, played with panache by popular tenor Giovanni Manurita. The plot deals with a music-loving chap who hides his singing talents under a bushel-basket by working with a horse-show concern. His life takes an unexpected turn when he joins the search for a long-lost heiress. When he locates the child and is permitted to share her 7,000,000 lire legacy-there is nothing for our hero to do but burst into song, which he does again and again. Even when he loses all the money, he manages to retain his good spirits and expansive singing talents, ultimately finding lasting success on the concert stage.

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child, heir, music, reward, search, singer, windfall [monetary]