The Young Caruso
1 Cast 2 Reception 3 References 4 External links
Although an initial commercial success, the film producers knew
that the film was almost total fiction; indeed, an introductory title
describes the plot as "a poetic interpretation of [Caruso's]
youth." The film has thus been called a "travesty" because it had
so many biographical inaccuracies. The film greatly upset the
Caruso family who ended up suing the producers of the film for five
million lire.The family also successfully sued Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
who was forced to withdraw
The Great Caruso from distribution in Italy
because of that film's many inaccuracies.
Shortly after the film's release
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