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Adorable (1933)

Approved | | Musical, Comedy, Romance | 19 May 1933 (USA)
Janet Gaynor plays a rebellious princess who must try to marry the man she loves, instead of the stuffy old prince her parents want her to marry. But will this ordinary man love her back ... See full summary »

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(as Wilhelm Dieterle)

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(story "Ihre Hoheit Befiehlt"), (story "Ihre Hoheit Befiehlt") (as Billie Wilder) | 2 more credits »
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Princess Marie Christine, aka Mitzi
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Karl Conrad (as Henry Garat)
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The Prime Minister, Von Heynitz
Herbert Mundin ...
The Detective, Pipac
Blanche Friderici ...
The Countess
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ...
The Prince of Pontevedro
James A. Marcus ...
The Cook General
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Janet Gaynor plays a rebellious princess who must try to marry the man she loves, instead of the stuffy old prince her parents want her to marry. But will this ordinary man love her back once he finds out she's a princess? Written by Anonymous

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19 May 1933 (USA)  »

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Princess at Your Orders  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Alternate-language version of Her Grace Commands (1931) See more »

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Adorable
Words by George Marion Jr.
Music by Richard A. Whiting
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Just TOO adorable...nauseatingly so.
18 February 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I normally like Janet Gaynor films. Despite being a very petite lady, she was a fine actress and excelled in such films as "Sunrise" and "A Star is Born"...but here I found her and the script very difficult to take. Most of the problem is that the film accentuated her cuteness to such a level that diabetics in the audience often found themselves descending into comas due to the syrupy sweet style of the film. Some might like it, but I found it all to be cloying and unwelcome.

Gaynor plays a princess in a fictional central European country. She's been sneaking around incognito and has fallen inexplicably in love with an officer who seems to have little of interest to offer. Henri Garat isn't a particular good actor here and his singing is barely tolerable. None of this makes much sense and the film was very, very slow going as a result. I blame the script, the acting and especially the director for simply making this a sickeningly sweet fairy tale instead of an engaging film.


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