The Toast of New Orleans

The Toast of New Orleans

Kathryn Grayson
Director: Norman Taurog Cast: Kathryn Grayson
Kathryn Grayson
, Mario Lanza
Mario Lanza
, David Niven
David Niven
Norman Taurog


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So far as their fans were concerned, Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson could have stood up against a blank wall and sung uninterruptedly for 96 minutes in Toast of New Orleans. MGM, however, adhered to the policy that all movies must have plots. This one finds Lanza playing Pepe Abellard Duvalle, a shrimp fisherman from Louisiana's bayou country, while Grayson plays Suzette Micheline, a famed opera singer. After he witnesses an impromptu duet between Pepe and Suzette at an outdoor restaurant, Suzette's manager Jacques Riboudeaux (David Niven) decides to groom Pepe for singing stardom. In so doing, Jacques has put the kibosh on his own romance with Suzette, but that's why he gets third billing. Toast of New Orleans is a typical Joe Pasternak production, all bright smiles, lilting songs and happy people in Living Technicolor.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2018
UPC: 0888574627843
Original Release: 1950
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 27,352

Special Features

Documentary profile Mario Lanza - Singing to the Gods Vintage Fitzpatrick Traveltalk shorts Modern New Orleans and Old New Orleans Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kathryn Grayson Suzette Micheline
Mario Lanza Pepe Abellard Duvalle
David Niven Jacques Riboudeaux
J. Carrol Naish Nicky Duvalle
James Mitchell Pierre
Richard Hageman Maestro P. Trellini
Clinton Sundberg Oscar
Sig Arno Mayor
Rita Moreno Tina
Romo Vincent Manuelo
Louise M. Bates Dowager
Leon Belasco Orchestra Leader
Mary Benoit Woman
Marietta Canty Angelique
Wallis Clark Mr. O'Neill
Henry Corden Actor
George Davis Stooge
Fred Essler Emile
Paul H. Frees Narrator
Alex Gerry Headwaiter
Thomas Mitchell Actor
Nino Pipitone Store Keeper
Nick Thompson Fisherman
Dino Bolognese Actor
Guy DeVestal Waiter

Technical Credits
Norman Taurog Director
Nicholas Brodszky Score Composer
Daniel B. Cathcart Art Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Sy Gomberg Screenwriter
Johnny Green Musical Direction/Supervision
Eugene Loring Choreography
Joe Pasternak Producer
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Gene Ruggiero Editor
William Snyder Cinematographer
George Stoll Musical Direction/Supervision
George Wells Screenwriter
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Toast of New Orleans
1. Credits. [1:58]
2. Blessing Of The Boats. [4:55]
3. O Luce Di Quest' Anima. [3:03]
4. Be My Love (1). [3:23]
5. The Tina-Lina (1). [5:29]
6. Operatic Offer. [3:40]
7. Stormy Sea. [1:31]
8. Je Suis Titania. [4:14]
9. Woman's Touch. [2:00]
10. Boom Biddy Boom Boom. [3:00]
11. Magnificent Voice. [4:07]
12. Fish Out Of Water. [:01]
13. Be My Love (2). [3:35]
14. Flower Song From Carmen. [2:41]
15. Handle With Care. [3:13]
16. Aria Montage. [2:06]
17. The Tina-Lina (2). [2:34]
18. I'll Never Love You (1). [1:26]
19. Libiamo. [4:43]
20. Too Long At The Dance. [4:02]
21. Bayou Lullaby. [2:51]
22. Unchanged Man? [3:56]
23. Changing Men. [5:09]
24. Out-Of-Town Visitors. [4:59]
25. I'll Never Love You (2). [4:00]
26. Mouse In A Man's Suit. [2:32]
27. Madame Butterfly Act 1 Finale. [3:58]
28. Cast List. [6:57]

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