The popular singer Mario Lanza stars in Alexander Hall’s “Because You’re Mine,” his fourth picture, as opera singer Renaldo Rossano, who is drafted into the army.
Renaldo is resented by Sgt. Batterson (James Whitmore), because of the celebrity treatment he’s given, even while in uniform.
Complicating matters even more is the romance between Renaldo and Batterson’s sister Bridget (Doretta Morrow, who played on Broadway Tuptim in the hit musical “The King and I”).
“Because You’re Mine” also contains a dance solo by Bobby Van.
Oscar Nominations: 1
Song: Because You’re Mine, music by Nicholas Brodszky, lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Oscar Awards: None
The winner of the Best Song Oscar was the title tune from “High Noon,” written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington.
Running time: 103 Minutes.
Directed by Alexander Hall.
Released: October 1, 1952.
DVD: November 18, 1992
Mario Lanza as Renaldo Rossano
Doretta Morrow as Bridget Batterson
James Whitmore as Sgt. Batterson
Dean Miller as Ben Jones
Jeff Donnell as Patty Ware
Spring Byington as Mrs. Montville