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For the First Time (1959)

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92 min | Musical

The brilliance of one of the world's most beloved tenors and the exciting world of opera highlight this delightful romantic adventure set in the most beautiful cities of Europe. Tonio Costa (Mario Lanza), the temperamental darling of the ...See moreThe brilliance of one of the world's most beloved tenors and the exciting world of opera highlight this delightful romantic adventure set in the most beautiful cities of Europe. Tonio Costa (Mario Lanza), the temperamental darling of the opera world, is forever missing performances because of impromptu street concerts and endless parties. But Tonio's carefree ways change when he falls in love with Christa, a beautiful deaf girl. Christa refuses to marry him until she can hear his sublime voice. So they embark upon a whirlwind concert tour of Europe where Christa consults with specialists while Tonio sings his heart out. Their love grows stronger and they realize that as long as they are together they can face whatever the future holds. Lush, exotic locations, fabulous operatic performances and the magic of Mario Lanza give this sparkling love story the look and sound of enchantment. Written by Anonymous See less
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Aug 26, 1959 (United States)

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Mario Lanza
Tonio Costa Tonio Costa   See fewer
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Kurt Kasznar
Ladislas Tabory Ladislas Tabory   See fewer
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Hans Söhnker
Prof. Bruckner (as Hans Sonker) Prof. Bruckner (as Hans Sonker)   See fewer
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Annie Rosar
Mathilde Faktotum Mathilde Faktotum   See fewer
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Sandro Giglio
Alessandro Alessandro   See fewer
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Walter Rilla
Dr. Bessart Dr. Bessart   See fewer
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Renzo Cesana
Angelo Angelo   See fewer
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Peter Capell
Leopold Hübner Leopold Hübner   See fewer
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Gisella Mathews
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John Stein
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Manfred Schaeffer
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Zsa Zsa Gabor
Gloria De Vadnuz Gloria De Vadnuz   See fewer
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Manfred Inger
Servant at the Vienna State Opera (uncredited) Servant at the Vienna State Opera (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nico
Leader of Admirers in Capri (uncredited) Leader of Admirers in Capri (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 229 votes