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The Princess Comes Across (1936)

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

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Princess Olga
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Lorel
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Lady Gertrude
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Benton
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Darcy
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Cragg
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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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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. See more »

Quotes

Lady Gertrude Allwyn: What is that?
Princess Olga: Why it's one of those things, you know, one of those come-to-you go-from-you things.
Lady Gertrude Allwyn: A concertina. And very vulgar. A definite symbol of the lower classes. Put the thing on the floor and it crawls.
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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 does Garbo!
26 July 2001 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

The main reason to see this fun, if slowly paced, comedy-mystery is to see a glowing Carole Lombard do an hilarious impersonation of Greta Garbo. She plays an American actress pretending to be a Swedish princess - and Carole has a ball sending up Garbo in the process. Also great to get a glimpse of pre-WW2 politics, with the detectives on board coming from all over the globe - including Germany, Russia and Japan. Great fun. What a shame we don't all travel by boat still!


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