Fun Size Review: My Cousin (1918)

Opera superstar Enrico Caruso hoped to add film stardom to his resume. He plays two roles here: a fictionalized version of himself and a penniless sculptor who claims that the great opera singer is his cousin.

It’s a light, silly bit of fluff but harmless and definitely worth seeing if you are an opera geek and want to see Caruso in the flesh, so to speak. Caruso’s charisma does come through and he gives an appealing performance.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

The opera star sweeps in and orders a bust from the sculptor, allowing him to succeed and woo his girlfriend.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Instant Pudding. Not quite as great as the real thing but still tasty in its own way.

Availability: Released on DVD.


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