Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

Infobox Film
name = Because You're Mine

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caption = Original film poster
director = Alexander Hall
producer = Joe Pasternak
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narrator =
starring = Mario Lanza
Doretta Morrow
James Whitmore
music =
cinematography = Joseph Ruttenberg
editing = Albert Akst
distributor = Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
released = 1952
runtime = 103 min.
country = U.S.A.
language = English
budget =
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imdb_id = 0044402

"Because You're Mine" (1952) was Mario Lanza's fourth movie and was criticised upon its release as being artistically a step backwards for the tenor after the success of "The Great Caruso" (1951) the previous year. Nevertheless, it was chosen for the inaugural Royal Command Film Performance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, and was a solid box office success.

Alexander Hall directed the film which also starred Doretta Morrow and James Whitmore.

Writing in "The New York Times", Bosley Crowther criticised the banality of the film's plot, but went on to observe that, "It's really Mario Lanza's singing that should and will attract attention to this technicolored film."


The filming was interrupted and during the hiatus Lanza put on a considerable amount of weight. According to his manager, Lanza then began to lose weight and ended filming at less than 160 pounds. This resulted in some challenges for both the wardrobe artists and the film editors who had to deal with Lanza's substantial fluctuations in weight over the course of production. In one scene, Lanza's character enters a church. In the exterior, shot late in the filming schedule, he looks trim and slim in his military uniform. But, when he steps inside, in a scene filmed earlier, he is noticeably and considerably heavier.


The title song of "Because You're Mine" earned an Academy Award nomination for Sammy Cahn and Nicholas Brodszky and became Lanza's third and final million-selling effort. Musical highlights in the film included "Granada", "The Lord's Prayer", and "Addio, Addio" from "Rigoletto".


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