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The King Steps Out (1936)

 -  Musical | Romance  -  28 May 1936 (USA)
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Princess is destined to marry the Emperor, until her sister steps in.

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Grace Moore ...
Princess Elizabeth / Cissy (as Miss Grace Moore)
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Maximilian, Duke of Bavaria
Raymond Walburn ...
Col. Von Kempen
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Grand Duchess Sofia
Nana Bryant ...
Louise
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Capt. Palfi
Frieda Inescort ...
Princess Helena
Thurston Hall ...
Major
Herman Bing ...
Pretzelberger
George Hassell ...
Herlicka
Johnny Arthur ...
Chief of the Secret Police
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Princess is destined to marry the Emperor, until her sister steps in.

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Film debut of Gwen Verdon. See more »

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What Shall Remain
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Music by Fritz Kreisler
Copyright 1936 Carl Fischer, Inc.
Sung by Grace Moore
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Enchanting!
1 January 2001 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Every serious director seems to have one frivolous gem of a comedy in him. Bergman had Smiles of a Summer Night. Hitchcock had Mr. and Mrs. Smith. This is von Sternberg's. The sometimes starchy "Miss Grace Moore" is relaxed and charming. Kriesler's tunes are as buoyant and sleek as the decor. Rich and sweet as a Viennese pastry and total escapism -- if one can forget the sad fate of the real-life Cissy who was mistreated by husband and mother-in-law and eventually assassinated. Another Hollywood deviation: Cissy was noted for her gorgeous hip-length black hair. Moore has short blonde curls. Oh, well, forget such petty details and let's have another delicious, delirious waltz.


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