My Old Addiction

Because You’re Mine


(out of 5)

 plays (what else) a famous opera singer whose celebrity does nothing to keep him from the draft.  He is snatched up by Uncle Sam and put through basic training, though thanks to the fact that his sergeant () is a huge opera buff, he is given pride of place in his unit.  Lanza also meets Whitmore’s equally vocal sister who is aspiring to make it in the sexy world of opera show biz, and falls madly in love with her, determined to make a life with her after he will be discharged.  Lanza is at the peak of his vocal abilities and the music department has no problem exploiting his talents at every shameless opportunity, but the lovely music does nothing to mitigate the dreadful writing and direction.  The whole thing is torture to sit through.


USA, 1952

Directed by 

Screenplay by , , based on the short film by

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1952


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