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28 December 1934 (USA) See more »
A rich and famous singer disguises himself as a waiter in order to be near the woman he loves, a European princess. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Bing Crosby ... J. (Jasper) Paul Jones

Kitty Carlisle ... Princess Alexandra

Roland Young ... Prince Nicholas / Nicki
Alison Skipworth ... Countess Rostova

Reginald Owen ... Prince Vladimir / Vova

William Frawley ... James Smith
Marian Mansfield ... Claire
Cecilia Parker ... Suzette - the Maid

Akim Tamiroff ... Manager of Hotel
Arthur Housman ... Drunken Waiter
Charles Arnt ... Higgins - Paul's Valet (as Charles E. Arnt)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louise Carter ... Charity Lady (uncredited)
Gwenllian Gill ... Young Yacht Guest (uncredited)
Donald Gray ... Young Yacht Guest (uncredited)
Robert Klein ... Cloche (uncredited)
Cromwell McKechnie ... Paul's Secretary (uncredited)
Albert Petit ... Paul's Waiter (uncredited)
George Polonsky ... Paul's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Fred Santley ... Yacht Guest (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Artist (uncredited)
Frederick Sullivan ... Hotel Guest in Hallway (uncredited)
Charles C. Wilson ... Captain Dodge (uncredited)
Florence Wix ... Yacht Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Tuttle 
Writing credits
Alfred Savoir (play "La Grande-duchesse et le garçon d'étage")

Edwin Justus Mayer  and
Harlan Thompson 

Harry Graham  play adaptation (uncredited)
Dorothy Parker  uncredited

Produced by
Louis D. Lighton .... producer
Original Music by
John Leipold (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Karl Struss 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier (uncredited)
Ernst Fegté (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
Art Department
Joe Keller .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Harry Lindgren .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Ted Powell .... mike grip (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
George T. Clemens .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Walter Dalton .... company grip (uncredited)
Howard Kelly .... gaffer (uncredited)
Hal McAlpin .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bob Rogers .... electrician (uncredited)
Fleet Southcott .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Other crew
Bob Rogers .... juicer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Did You Know?

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and may not have ever been televised.See more »
J. Paul Jones:You're a good egg.
Nicki, aka Prince Nickolas:I'd hate to be a bad one.
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Movie Connections:
June in JanuarySee more »


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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Sophistication from the second team, 29 March 2002
Author: cygnus58 from Binghamton, New York

A musical comedy from Paramount featuring one classically trained voice and one popular singer, set in Europe, built around a romance between an impoverished princess and a rich man posing as a waiter to be near her... this sounds to me exactly like the kind of movie that Paramount would have assigned to Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald and director Ernst Lubitsch during the early thirties. I would bet my bottom dollar that this is exactly what Paramount planned to do with this musical remake of the 1926 silent comedy "The Grand Duchess and the Waiter." Unfortunately, none of them were available in 1934, so they gave it to Bing Crosby, Kitty Carlisle and director Frank Tuttle instead. In this case second best isn't good enough. Crosby holds his own reasonably well, making a surprisingly good substitute for Chevalier (or Adolphe Menjou, who played the part in the silent film); like Maurice, he has a breezy, easygoing charm, which fits his character, a common man who made good. But Carlisle is fatally miscast as the Russian princess. Jeanette MacDonald could play these snobbish aristocrats with an undertone of sympathy and humor; Carlisle can't, and she is so haughty that she becomes dislikable. She isn't a bad actress; this part just isn't meant for her. It would be hard for any movie to overcome that handicap. Maybe Lubitsch could have made something out of it, but Tuttle lacks his subtlety and his instinct for a clever gag.

The movie has virtues; the music is good, and the scene in which Bing sings "June in January" is imaginative. The supporting cast is solid, especially Roland Young and Reginald Owen as members of the royal family. The sets and the photography are attractive. I'm glad to see this movie emerge from the closet it had been hiding in for half a century, but it just isn't one of Crosby's best films.

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