The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s. The film's attempted biography matches many public ... See full summary »
Clemson Reade, a business tycoon with marriage on his mind, and Effie, a U.S. diplomat, are a modern couple. Unfortunately there seems to be too much business and not enough pleasure on the... See full summary »
At the start of WWII, Katie O'Hara, an American burlesque girl intent on social climbing, marries Austrian Baron Von Luber. Pat O'Toole, an American radio reporter, sees this as a chance to investigate Von Luber, who is suspected of having Nazi ties. As country after country falls to the Nazis, O'Tool follows O'Hara across Europe. At first he is after a story, but he gradually falls in love with her. When she learns that her husband is indeed a Nazi, O'Hara fakes her death and runs off with O'Toole. In Paris, she is recruited to spy for the allies; he uses a radio broadcast to make Von Luber and the Nazis look like fools. Written by
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Opening credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »
Famous footage of Hitler visiting Paris is shown. Following this, many scenes (and many days) occur before the Baron is called in to see Hitler, yet it is well recorded that Hitler's visit to the city lasted only 3 hours. See more »
Katie O'Hara Von Luber, aka Katherine Butt-Smith:
Let's make our love song one that will live / Let's make it one to forget and forgive / As life's shadows lengthen over the years, our love will strengthen through laughter and tears. I will know your thoughts / You will know mine / Without ever a word / Without ever a sign / We will know what is deep in each other's heart / We will know, for it must be, 'till death do us part.'
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I am watching the Cary Grant films in a very odd order. This is my second (the first was "Bringing Up Baby", which is a sensible first Cary Grant film). I originally wanted to watch this because of Ginger Rogers co-starring with Cary Grant, without knowing what the film was about. Unfortunately, Ginger does not do any dancing or singing, but she and Cary do a marvellous job! These two actors are the points I like most about "Once Upon a Honeymoon", but this film is interesting in other aspects as well...
It was a film made in the "The war in Europe," around the time America had only just joined the war. This film was probably made to convince Americans that they should help the Europeans in the war. Only a few days after "Once Upon a Honeymoon" was released, America happened to join the war. Whether this film convinced anybody or not does not seem to be clear, but it certainly made some sort of impression on the average public.
I found the war theme disturbing in places in this film, especially the part where Cary and Ginger are briefly taken to a concentration camp. Luckily, this film has quite a deal of little old humorous bits popped in every now and again, thanks to the actors playing the good characters and it is quite a light film to watch.
I recommend this to people who like Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers (and do not mind if she does not dance or sing), people who are interested in World War II and to people who like films that are a good deal different. Enjoy "Once Upon a Honeymoon"! :-)
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