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Mr. Imperium (1951)
Starring Lana Turner and Ezio Pinza

Beautiful print and will play in all DVD players.
Director: Don Hartman
Writers: Edwin H. Knopf, Don Hartman (screenplay)

Stars: Lana Turner, Ezio Pinza, Marjorie Main, Barry Sullivan, Cedric Hardwicke, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Codee
Songs include:

Let Me Look At You
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Ezio Pinza

Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Ezio Pinza and Lana Turner (dubbed by Trudy Erwin)

My Man and My Mule
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Lana Turner (dubbed by Trudy Erwin)

Solamente una vez (You Belong To My Heart)
Music and Lyrics by Agustín Lara
English lyrics by Ray Gilbert
Sung by Ezio Pinza and Lana Turner (dubbed by Trudy Erwin)
In her autobiography, Lana Turner revealed that she thought the script for the film was stupid. She fought against doing the film, but lost. She also did not get along with her co-star, Ezio Pinza, who was resented by the crew for his lordly demands.
According to MGM, the film earned $460,000 in the US and Canada and $295,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $1,399,000. “Mr. Imperium” was a pleasant film with a tortured release. It was the first of two that MGM attempted with South Pacific stage-star Ezio Pinza. When box-office tests proved disastrous, the second, Strictly Dishonorable (1951 film), was put into general release first, but to similar results. “Mr.Imperium” has a bad title but the real problem was Pinza as leading man. On screen, he came off as a “dirty old man,” to quote historian Don Miller. “Mr. Imperium” played the country mostly as a "B movie" second-feature, despite MGM, Lana Turner, Technicolor, and two nice Harold Arlen/Dorothy Fields songs, “Let Me Look At You” and “My Love and My Mule.”
Order this rarely-seen and hard-to-find classic today for the low price of $5.99.
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