Elixir of Love (1941)

Genres - Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Film-Opera  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Italy   |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Donizetti's fanciful comic opera Elixir of Love is vividly realized in this Italian production. It's the story of Dr. Dulcamara (Armando Falconi), a travelling charlatan who turns a provincial village topsy-turvy. Dulcamara convinces young swain Belcori (Carlo Romano) to purchase a love potion, the better to win the heart of the winsome Adina (Margherita Carosio). One wacky situation leads to another, culminating in a joyous ensemble number. In an attempt to make the material more "cinematic", Elixir of Love is framed in the form of a flashback, related by the offspring of the hero and heroine.



love, magic-potion