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The Light Touch

The Light Touch(1951)


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The film was copyrighted at 92 minutes, 8,362 feet. Some reviews listed the running time as 90 minutes, while others listed it as 106-107 minutes. The print viewed ran approximately 100 minutes. Portions of the film were shot on location in Taormina, Sicily and Tunisia, North Africa, with interiors shot at the Cinecitt studios in Rome, Italy. According to an American Cinematographer article by director of photography Robert Surtees, he used many of the same crew who had worked with him at Cinecitt when he shot Quo Vadis (see below) there in 1950.
       According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, actor Vittorio Cramer was cast, but his appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. Another news item noted that The Light Touch was the first of a three-picture deal that George Sanders signed with M-G-M. The Light Touch marked the American motion picture debut of actor Kurt Kasznar (1913-1979). Kasznar had appeared as a child actor in a few European films prior to his coming to the United States. He also appeared in many stage productions before turning to films and television.