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Trivia / Serenade

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  • Actor-Shared Background: Damon Vincenti is an Italian-American, just like his actor, Mario Lanza. This is all the more noticeable considering that in the book the film was based on, the protagonist had the more All-American name of John Howard Spring.
  • The Cast Showoff: The movie is one big showcase for Mario Lanza's tenor voice.
  • Fake Nationality: Spanish Sara Montiel as the Mexican Juana Montes.
  • Romance on the Set: Director Anthony Mann married Sara Montiel a year after the movie premiered; they divorced in 1963.

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