Ezio Pinza and Lana Turner “You Belong To My Heart” from the movie “Mr. Imperium”

Italian bass Ezio Pinza sings “You Belong To My Heart” with Lana Turner, the American film and television actress. From the 1951 romantic musical drama film “Mr. Imperium” (UK title: “You Belong To My Heart”).

“You Belong to My Heart” is the name of an English-language version of the Mexican Bolero song “Solamente una vez” (English: Only One Time). This song was composed by Mexican songwriter Agustín Lara and originally performed by tenor José Mojica in the 1941 film Melodías de América.

Here is the José Mojica version of the song:

Mr. Imperium (UK title: You Belong to My Heart) is a 1951 romantic musical drama film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, starring Lana Turner and singer Ezio Pinza. It was directed by Don Hartman who co-wrote the screenplay with Edwin H. Knopf, based on a play by Edwin H. Knopf. The music score is by Bronisław Kaper. Lana Turner’s singing voice was dubbed by Trudy Erwin.

Ezio Pinza (May 18, 1892 – May 9, 1957) was an Italian opera singer. A bass with a rich, smooth and sonorous voice, he spent 22 seasons at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, appearing in more than 750 performances of 50 operas. Pinza also sang to great acclaim at La Scala, Milan, and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

After retiring from the Met in 1948, Pinza enjoyed a fresh career on Broadway in the musical theatre and also appeared in several Hollywood films.

Julia Jean “Lana” Turner (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an American film and television actress.

Discovered and signed to a film contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at the age of 16, Turner first attracted attention in They Won’t Forget (1937). She played featured roles, often as the ingenue, in such films as Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938). During the early 1940s, she established herself as a leading actress in such films as Johnny Eager (1941), Honky Tonk (1941), Ziegfeld Girl (1941), and Somewhere I’ll Find You (1942). She appeared in the 1941 horror film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and her reputation as a glamorous femme fatale was enhanced by her performance in the film noir The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). Her popularity continued through the 1950s, in such films as The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Peyton Place (1957), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

In 1958, her daughter, Cheryl Crane, stabbed Turner’s lover Johnny Stompanato to death. A coroner’s inquest brought considerable media attention to Turner and concluded that Crane had acted in self-defense. Turner’s next film, Imitation of Life (1959), proved to be one of the greatest successes of her career, but from the early 1960s, her roles were fewer. Turner spent most of the 1970s and early 1980s in semiretirement, only working occasionally. In 1982, she accepted a much publicized and lucrative recurring guest role in the television series Falcon Crest. Her first appearance on the show gave the series the highest rating it ever achieved. Turner made her final film appearance in 1991, and died from throat cancer in 1995, aged 74.

You belong to my heart lyrics

You belong to my heart

You belong to my heart
Now and forever
And our love had its start
Not long ago

We were gathering stars while a million guitars played our love song
When I said “I love you”, every beat of my heart said it, too

‘t Was a moment like this
Do you remember?
And your eyes threw a kiss
When they met mine

Now we own all the stars and a million guitars are still playing
Darling, you are the song and you’ll always belong to my heart

(uptempo instrumental break)

‘t Was a moment like this
Do you remember?
And your eyes threw a kiss
When they met mine

Now we own all the stars and a million guitars are still playing
Darling, you are the song and you’ll always belong to my heart

Solamente una vez

Solamente una vez
Amé en la vida,
Solamente una vez
Y nada más.

Una vez nada más
En mi huerto
Brilló la esperanza,
La esperanza que alumbra
El camino de mi soledad.

Una vez nada más
Se entrega el alma,
Con la dulce
Y total renunciación.

Y quando ese milagro
Realiza el prodigio de amarse,
Hay campanas de fiesta
Que cantan
En el corazón.

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