Composer Pietro Mascagni was responsible for this direct-to-screen Italian operetta. The story is traditional mistaken-identity fare, with heroine Frida (Lilliane Dietz) assuming that young lawyer Paladino (Vittorio de Sica) is actually famed opera-tenor Giacomo Lauri-Volpi (playing himself). It naturally comes to pass that Paladino will be forced to substitute for Lauri-Volpi on the concert stage, which may be a tricky proposition in that the lawyer can't sing a note. But Lauri-Volpi can sing, and does so splendidly, performing excerpts from Verdi's "Il Trovatore." The film's title, by the way, translates as Song of the Sun.
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