The Glass Mountain


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Featuring the peerless voice of legendary baritone Tito Gobbi, The Glass Mountain is a classic British film romance enriched with the sublime music of Italian opera. Shot down and badly injured over the Italian Alps during the Second World War, RAF pilot Richard Wilder (Michael Dennison) is rescued and nursed back to health by Alida (Valentina Cortesa), a beautiful young Italian girl. As she shares with him the local fables of The Glass Mountain, they begin to fall hopelessly in love. Richard, a young, successful composer before the war, is enraptured not only by Alida but by her stories from which he writes an enchanting opera. Back home in England, Richard tries to resume life with his wife Anne (Dulcie Gray), but is still haunted by his time in Italy and by the lovely partisan girl who saved his life. When his opera receives its premiere in Venice, he realises that it is Alida he truly loves and wants to be with – but fate has one last cruel trick to play… A huge box office hit, The Glass Mountain features scenes from the 1948 Rome Opera production of Lucia Di Lammermoor starring Tito Gobbi as well as an unforgettable theme tune and film score by Nino Rita.

Directed By
Henry Cass

Music Written By
Nino Rota

Michael Denison – Richard Wilder
Dulcie Gray – Anne Wilder
Valentina Cortese – Alida Morrosini
Sebastian Shaw – Bruce McLeod
Tito Gobbi – Tito Gobbi
Elena Rizzieri – Elena Rizzieri
(segment “Maria’ in opera)
F. Terschack – Sandro, the doctor
Antonio Centa – Gino
Arnold Marl̩ РManager of Teatro
Sidney King – Charles, the pilot

Year of Production 1950

Running Time: 1hr 26mins approx
Black and White
Format: 4×3 Full Frame
Region: 0
Sound: 2.0 – Dual Mono

Additional information

Weight 0.101 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 1.5 cm