The Alluring Goal (1930)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Film-Opera  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Released in the U.S. as The Alluring Goal and The Enticing Goal, this film represented the second screen appearance in as many months by world-famous operatic tenor Richard Tauber. The story is the old one about the provincial clod who rises to fame on the opera stage only to forget about the truly important things in life. Surprisingly, there's more story than singing in this one, putting Tauber, who musical abilities far outweighed his acting talents, at a distinct advantage. Far better served within the framework is his co-star, soprano Maria Elsner, who not only can act but is easy on the eyes to boot. Highlights include the usual opera vignettes as well as Tauber's rendition of the folk tune Joseph.

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love-vs-career, music, opera, songwriter, stars [celebrities]