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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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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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The veiled hat Lombard wears in the opening scene aboard the ship is the same hat in a different color, also worn by Marlene Dietrich in "Desire," released the same year, by the same studio, with the same costume designer, Travis Banton. See more »

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King Mantell: Your Highness, there's something wrong with your tub.
Princess Olga: Vat?
King Mantell: Yes, you see, the water runs in and it runs out, but the trouble is it runs out faster than it runs in. I discovered it this morning when I was trying to take a bath. It can only draw about that much water
[his fingers show an inch]
King Mantell: and you can't take a bath with that much water
[shows an inch again]
Princess Olga: Vell, if you're a ploomb-er, why don't you fix it?
King Mantell: Well, I'm not a ploomb-er, uh, I mean, a plumber, but I think I could fix it. Have you ...
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Flight of the Bumble Bee
(1900) (uncredited)
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Played on a concertina by Fred MacMurray at the concert
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Murder, Mayhem, and a Princess!
17 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Carole Lombard reunites with Fred McMurray. Here she plays Swedish Princess Olga from Europe to America with her lady in waiting Gertrude Alwyn (played by the marvelous Alison Skipworth). Aboard the ship, she is reunited with Fred McMurray's character King Mantell who runs a band and plays a concertina. His sidekick is played by William Frawley. It's interesting to note that McMurray and Frawley would work together years later on "My Three Sons." Anyway, everybody has their secrets especially the Princess. Aboard the ship, there is an unsolved murder to be solved before they land in New York City. Anyway, it's an entertaining comedy and drama. I loved the chemistry between McMurray and Lombard. I also adore Alison Skipworth, a character actress, who is wonderful as the Princess's Lady in Waiting.


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