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Yes, Giorgio (1982)

A famous opera singer, Giorgio Fini, loses his voice during an American tour. He goes to a female throat specialist, Pamela Taylor, whom he falls in love with.

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Anne Piper (novel), Norman Steinberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luciano Pavarotti ... Giorgio Fini
Kathryn Harrold ... Pamela Taylor
Eddie Albert ... Henry Pollack
Paola Borboni ... Sister Theresa
James Hong ... Kwan
Beulah Quo Beulah Quo ... Mei Ling
Norman Steinberg ... Dr. Barmen
Rod Colbin Rod Colbin ... Ted Mullane
Kathryn Fuller Kathryn Fuller ... Faye Kennedy
Joseph Mascolo ... Dominic Giordano
Karen Kondazian ... Francesca Giordano
Leona Mitchell Leona Mitchell ... Herself
Kurt Adler Kurt Adler ... Himself
Emerson Buckley Emerson Buckley ... Himself
Alexander Courage Alexander Courage ... Conductor, Turandot
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Storyline

A famous opera singer, Giorgio Fini, loses his voice during an American tour. He goes to a female throat specialist, Pamela Taylor, whom he falls in love with. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A Glorious Uproarious Love Story.

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

24 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sí, Giorgio See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,279,543

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,279,543
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Apparently, the original review of the film in 'People Magazine' was just two words long. It read: "YES, GIORGIO (PG) - No, Pavarotti". See more »

Quotes

Giorgio Fini: Pamela, you are a thirsty plant. Fini can water you.
Pamela Taylor: I don't want to be watered on by Fini.
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Alternate Versions

There is one scene known to have been cut out of the film. When Giorgio has dinner with Pamela at the Copley Plaza, he dances with her and dips her. This scene is present on the color lobby cards for the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Tempest/Yes, Georgio (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Il viaggio a Reims
by Gioachino Rossini
(incidental music)
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Not that bad, okay for what it is
14 May 2016 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Judging from what was said about 'Yes Giorgio' at the time of its release, this reviewer was expecting utter rubbish and a film bad enough to be among the worst films ever made.

Finally watching it, as a singer myself, a life-long opera enthusiast and as someone who likes Luciano Pavarotti very much, 'Yes Giorgio' is not a great film, or even a good one. However, to me it was not that bad. Taken for what it is, which is essentially a vehicle for Pavarotti, it's okay, with some huge flaws but also enough charms to make it worth a one-time-only watch.

Starting with the positives, 'Yes Giorgio' is beautifully shot and contains some positively gorgeous scenery, particularly towards the end. The music, which contains operatic favourites "Nessun Dorma" (Puccini's 'Turandot'), "Una Furtiva Lagrima" (Donizetti's 'L'Elsir D'Amore'), "Cielo e Mar" (Ponchielli's 'La Gioconda') and "La Donna e Mobile" (Verdi's 'Rigoletto') and popular classical songs "Ave Maria" (the Schubert version) and "O Sole Mio", is enough to transcend even non-opera fans to heaven, while the charming music score and the justly Oscar-nominated "If We Were in Love" complement beautifully.

Pavarotti as ever sounds absolutely glorious throughout the whole duration of 'Yes Giorgio'. All the operatic arias (especially "Nessun Dorma" and "La Donna e Mobile", "Una Furtiva Lagrima" is also quite heartfelt) suit him perfectly as do "Ave Maria" and "O Sole Mio", his endearing personality too shines. Eddie Albert gives his usual solid performance, he's understated but looks as if he's having fun too. Although Pavarotti is the thing that people will remember, Albert gives the best overall performance in the film.

Unfortunately, although Pavarotti sounds glorious and there is no doubting that he has a personality that radiates, his acting (which admittedly, with some exceptions, never was a strength of his) looks awkward and the amount of preparation and polish that went into the singing doesn't translate in the line delivery. He surprisingly (although he was not the best of actors, he always did have a charming rapport with his leading ladies) shares very little chemistry with the female lead Kathryn Harrold, or at least not a very natural or obviously amorous one. The romance is not very well written, being contrived and cloying, and Harrold's unbearably obnoxious performance is an even larger part of the problem, her character being written and performed in a way that makes one wonder what did Pavarotti's character see in her.

The script has some sweet and amusing moments, but too many forced and nauseatingly sugary ones as well. The romantic dialogue was particularly squirm-inducing, so much so it beggars belief how it was approved beyond first draft. With the story, the predictability- with a very old-fashioned premise that worked just fine before with the right execution but not so much now- isn't the issue, but the erratic pacing and thin structure were issues and even worse was that it felt more an excuse to string along arias and classical favourites to show off Pavarotti's voice and talents. Sure the Mario Lanza films can be seen as guilty of this too, but the acting was more consistent in those films with better leading ladies and while the stories were among the weaker assets of most they were handled with more charm and emotion and easier to relate to, never did they feel exploitative in the way 'Yes Giorgio' sometimes did. With the acting, the only really consistently good performance came from Albert, the rest of the supporting roles are underwritten and the rest of the performers can't do anything with the material.

Overall, okay for what it is and not as bad as its reputation but at the same time not particularly great or good. 5/10 Bethany Cox


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