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The prince and the showgirl

Author: Terence RattiganMilton H GreeneLaurence OlivierMarilyn MonroeSybil Thorndike, DameAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2002.
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London, 1911 and the coronation of George V is upcoming. Many of the worlds dignitaries are turning up for the event, including Prince Charles, the Regent of Carpathia, is running the country until his son King Nicolas comes of age in eighteen months. Nicolas is pro-German. Charles is pro-English. This would be unimportant but Carpathia has the fourth best army in Europe, and the young man is getting impatient. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Comedy films
Romantic comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Film adaptations
Teatro
Named Person: Terence Rattigan; Terence Rattigan
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Rattigan; Milton H Greene; Laurence Olivier; Marilyn Monroe; Sybil Thorndike, Dame; Richard Wattis; Jeremy Spenser; David Horne; Jean Kent; Charles Victor; Daphne Anderson; Vera Day; Esmond Knight; Paul Hardwick; Margot Lister; Dennis Edwards; Maxine Audley; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 079075312X 9780790753126
OCLC Number: 48769259
Language Note: In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, or Korean; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957.
Special features: Cast and crew [text feature]; Announcement newsreel (b&w) (1 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Jack Cardiff ; associate director, Anthony Bushell ; editor, Jack Harris ; music composed by, Richard Addinsell, directed by, Muir Mathieson ; production designer, Roger Furse ; art direction, Carmen Dillon ; ladies costumes, Beatrice Dawson ; dances arranged by, William Chappell.
Cast: Marilyn Monroe (Elsie), Laurence Olivier (Regent), Sybil Thorndike (Queen Dowager), Richard Wattis (Northbrook), Jeremy Spenser (King Nicolas), David Horne (Foreign Office), Harold Goodwin (Call boy), Gladys Henson (Dresser), Jean Kent (Maisie Springfield), Charles Victor (Theater manager), Daphne Anderson (Fanny), Vera Day (Betty), Gillian Owen (Maggie), Esmond Knight (Hoffman), Paul Hardwick (Major domo), Rosamund Greenwood (Maud), Andrea Melandrinos (Valet with violin), Margot Lister (Lottie), Dennis Edwards (Head valet), Aubrey Dexter (Ambassador), Maxine Audley (Lady Sunningdale).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.
Description: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital mono; full screen version, modified to fit standard television screen.
Contents: Credits --
His future charge --
Regent visits --
Invitation --
Forms of address --
Elsie arrives ... and nearly leaves --
Enter the Regent --
Indelicate call --
King Nicholas and the Queen dowager --
Princely pass fumble --
Seduction scenario --
Unwelcome messenger --
Coronation morning --
"Better an old hat than a bare head" --
"This is the morning" --
Charming dance, sinister plot --
My Regent; where she wakes up --
Order of Perseverance --
To the Abbey --
Coronation --
Language barrier --
Coronation ball --
Plan for two suppers --
Trapping a fox --
"I Found a Dream" --
Hocus-pocus --
Au revoir --
Parting advice --
Royal mementos --
Cast list.
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; by Terence Rattigan ; screenplay by Terence Rattigan ; executive producer, Milton H. Greene ; produced and directed by Laurence Olivier.

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London, 1911 and the coronation of George V is upcoming. Many of the worlds dignitaries are turning up for the event, including Prince Charles, the Regent of Carpathia, is running the country until his son King Nicolas comes of age in eighteen months. Nicolas is pro-German. Charles is pro-English. This would be unimportant but Carpathia has the fourth best army in Europe, and the young man is getting impatient. In an attempt to curry favor with the Prince, he is treated to a trip to see a musical, where he meets actress Elsie Marina. He has an appreciative eye for showgirls, but he gets more than he bargained for with Elsie. Introduced to the eccentric Queen Dowager, Elsie's unfamiliarity with royal protocol and manners charms her thoroughly, and Elsie ends up being made lady in waiting, and attends the coronation.

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