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The Princess Comes Across (1936)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Mystery, Romance  |  22 May 1936 (USA)
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A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a cruise ship.

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Princess Olga
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King Mantell
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Lorel
Alison Skipworth ...
Lady Gertrude
George Barbier ...
Captain Nicholls
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Benton
Porter Hall ...
Darcy
Lumsden Hare ...
Cragg
Sig Ruman ...
Steindorf (as Sig Rumann)
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Morevitch
Bradley Page ...
The Stranger
Tetsu Komai ...
Kawati
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A Swedish princess boards an ocean liner in Europe en route to an acting career in America, and finds herself getting inconveniently attached to a bandleader returning home. To complicate matters, a blackmailer on board apparently knows she is not who she claims to be - and he has his sights set on other passengers with secrets of their own. In the meantime an escaped killer has stowed away under someone else's identity, and is killing again to cover his tracks; five international police detectives on board are heading the investigation to find him. When evidence points to the princess and bandleader, they must find the killer themselves - before he finds them. Written by scgary66

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A Princesa de Brooklyn  »

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George Raft initially was cast as Carole Lombard's co-star, but he walked off the set at the start of production. He objected to Ted Tetzlaff as the cinematographer. See more »

Quotes

Princess Olga: Oh, my poof!
[fishing out her sopping wet powder puff]
King Mantell: Your what?
Princess Olga: My powder poof! It is vet!
[squeezing it out onto his shoes]
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It's You I'm Talking About
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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Lombard and MacMurray make a great team
20 April 2000 | by (Newbury Park,CA,United States) – See all my reviews

Combining the elements of a great screwball comedy with a murder mystery,Paramount again cast the great team of Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray.Carole a down-on-her-luck publicity hungry actress enlists the aid of wise-cracking hefty Alison Skipworth and together they sail aboard a luxury liner en route to America.Lombard pretending to a Swedish princess befriends Fred MacMurray and pal William Frawley and all four form an uneasy alliance.Matters become complicated when Carole is suspected of murdering a blackmailer who knew her in Brooklyn.A pack of zany international detectives attempt to solve the crime in their bumbling fashion while MacMurray tries to find the murderer before he strikes again. This fine little comedy is ably directed William K. Howard with a wonderful supporting cast led by George Barbier(ship captain) suspects Porter Hall,Douglas Dumbrille,and egocentric detectives Sig Rumann,Mischa Auer,and Tetsu Komai.Surefire fun.


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