GenreMusical ScreenplayAndrew Solt CountryItaly and USA
Release date26 August 1959 Initial releaseFebruary 26, 1959 (West Germany) Music directorMarguerite Monnot, Georgie Stoll, Vincenzo di Paola, Karl Bette, Sandro Taccani CastMario Lanza (Tonio Costa), Johanna von Koczian (Christa), Zsa Zsa Gábor (Gloria de Vadnuz), Kurt Kasznar (Ladislas Tabory), Hans Söhnker (Prof. Bruckner), Annie Rosar (Mathilde Faktotum) Similar moviesBirdman, Pitch Perfect 2, Frozen, Aladdin, The Phantom of the Opera, Cinderella
TaglineHis new singing romance!
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For the First Time is tenor star Mario Lanza's final film, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1959.
Filmed on location in 1958 in Capri, Salzburg, Berlin and at the Rome Opera House, the film told the sentimental story of an operatic tenor (Tony Costa) who finds love for the first time with a young German woman (played by Johanna von Koczian), who happens to be deaf.
The film was directed by Rudolph Mate, and featured Kurt Kasznar and Zsa Zsa Gabor in supporting roles. Critics singled out Lanza's singing of "Vesti la Giubba" from Pagliacci and the Death Scene from Otello for special praise, with Howard Thompson of The New York Times calling it the tenor's "most disarming vehicle in years."
For the first time theatrical trailer mario lanza
Mario Lanza as Tonio Costa
Johanna von Koczian as Christa
Kurt Kasznar as Tabory
Zsa Zsa Gabor as Gloria De Vadnuz
According to MGM records the film earned $710,000 in the US and Canada and $975,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $1,685,000.