Ave Maria (1936 film)
|Directed by||Johannes Riemann|
|Produced by||Alberto Giacalone
|Screenplay by||Georg C. Klaren
|Story by||Georg C. Klaren|
Käthe von Nagy
|Music by||Alois Melichar|
|Edited by||Roger von Norman|
Tino Dossi (Beniamino Gigli), a wealthy, famous, and older opera singer, is grieving over the terrible loss of his wife, a devoted French woman. Each year, he travels to Paris to visit her grave, but one year he is forced to go a concert his manager has arranged. While enjoying the concert, his manager visits a seedy night club and, while drunk, tells a cabaret entertainer, and her lover, that the singer is very unhappy and also wealthy.
The scheming night club girl called, Chansonnière Claudette (Käthe von Nagy), meets and accompanies the singer to Naples, pretending to be upset about his wife's demise. The singer and the girl are later engaged, but he discovers her lies and she, now genuinely in love with him, drives away in a car, but is badly injured in a resulting serious car crash. The singer, now aware of her repentance and true affectation for him, takes her for his bride.
- "Ave Maria (1936 film)". Virtual History. Retrieved 2 June 2014.