In "Talk About Caruso," a prize fighter gives up boxing to pursue a career as an opera singer.
As the episode opens, handsome Joe Trenton, the "Singing Slugger" is dropped by his manager, Harry Galt, because of his lackluster performance as a fighter. Shortly afterward, Joe's luck changes when opera singer Francesca Lumbar approaches him about a career in music.
Joe takes her up on her offer, and quickly becomes a singing sensation...despite his moderate talent.
A year later, Harry Galt, returns to settle up their accounts. His contract gives him fifty percent of Joe's earnings--no matter if he is singing or boxing.
When Harry comes back a second time for his money, Joe decides to use his voice as a weapon. The problem is, Joe doesn't have the talent of a Caruso...
"Talk About Caruso" was written by Milton Geiger and produced/directed by Paul Roberts. Stuart Foster played Joe Trenton. Also appearing were Arlene Walker, Robert Dryden, and Mason Adams. This episode aired on March 20, 1960.
(Image of Enrico Caruso from Wikipedia)