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Serenade (1956)

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121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Damon Vincenti, a young vineyard worker, has a beautiful tenor voice and dreams of becoming a great opera singer. He debuts at Lardelli's Italian restaurant in San Francisco, where he is spotted by Kendall Hale, a society girl who enjoys ...See moreDamon Vincenti, a young vineyard worker, has a beautiful tenor voice and dreams of becoming a great opera singer. He debuts at Lardelli's Italian restaurant in San Francisco, where he is spotted by Kendall Hale, a society girl who enjoys launching young artists while making them her lovers before dumping them after use. Damon is no exception to the rule: he becomes famous but Kendall leaves him abruptly. He feels so affected that he must give up singing. In Mexico, where he has got back in touch with his inner self, Damon meets Juana Montès.They are happy and get married. But Kendall is still around... Written by Guy Bellinger See less
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Ivan Goff (screenplay) | Ben Roberts (screenplay) | John Twist (screenplay) | James M. Cain (novel)
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Mar 23, 1956 (United States)

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63 cast members
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Mario Lanza
Damon Vincenti Damon Vincenti   See fewer
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Joan Fontaine
Kendall Hale Kendall Hale   See fewer
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Sara Montiel
Juana Montes (as Sarita Montiel) Juana Montes (as Sarita Montiel)   See fewer
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Vincent Price
Charles Winthrop Charles Winthrop   See fewer
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Joseph Calleia
Maestro Marcatello Maestro Marcatello   See fewer
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Vince Edwards
Marco Roselli Marco Roselli   See fewer
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Silvio Minciotti
Lardelli Lardelli   See fewer
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Frank Puglia
Manuel Montes Manuel Montes   See fewer
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Edward Platt
Everett Carter Everett Carter   See fewer
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Licia Albanese
Desdemona in 'Otello' Desdemona in 'Otello'   See fewer
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Jean Fenn
Soprano in San Francisco Soprano in San Francisco   See fewer
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Abdullah Abbas
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Martha Acker
American Woman (uncredited) American Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis Barnes
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Stephen Bekassy
Russell Hanson (uncredited) Russell Hanson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Cable
Shepherd Boy in 'L'Arlesiana' (uncredited) Shepherd Boy in 'L'Arlesiana' (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Opera Attendee (uncredited) Opera Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe DeAngelo
Busboy (uncredited) Busboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elizabeth Flournoy
Elevator Operator (uncredited) Elevator Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
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William Fox
Busboy (uncredited) Busboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martin Garralaga
Romero (uncredited) Romero (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mickey Golden
Cab Driver (uncredited) Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jose Govea
Paco (uncredited) Paco (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
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Perk Lazelle
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Richard Lert
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Forbes Murray
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Victor Romito
Bass (uncredited) Bass (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Santoro
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Rosa (uncredited) Rosa (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
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Don Turner
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Baritone (uncredited) Baritone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hughes - the Butler (uncredited) Hughes - the Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 381 votes