Laugh Pagliacci (1948)

Sub-Genres - Film-Opera  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Italy, USA  |  
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In this operatic film, a traveling clown, convicted of killing his wife and lover, serves his 20-year sentence and then begins searching for his daughter. He finds her living in a wealthy woman's home. To ensure that the girl will not reject him, the clown hires a composer to write an opera about his sad story. Upon hearing it, the sympathetic girl and her father at successfully reunited.

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clown, convict, daughter, ex-convict, extramarital-affair, family-separation, fate, father, generation-gap, home, killing, lover, music, opera, search, sentence [penal system], songwriter, traveling, wife