Poor Princess Maria is visiting New York, but she's not having any fun. So her uncle suggests she spend a few days in San Francisco. Unfortunately she's nervous about going by plane. To calm her jitters, she takes a sleeping pill before the plane takes off. Sensing her nervousness, the pilot, navigator and stewardess all secretly give her pills. When bad weather forces the plane to head back to New York, the sleepy princess is left in the care of pilot Edward O'Rourke who takes her to his apartment to spend the night. When she comes to the next day, she finds a note left by O'Rourke asking her to meet him after work. The princess decides to find out what she's been missing and sneaks off to him. To keep her identity a secret, she tells O'Rourke that she's a poor waif sent from Europe to work as a maid in San Francisco. What she doesn't count on is that before the day is through O'Rourke will ask her to marry him. Written by
Did You Know?
Generally considered the film that caused Olivia de Havilland to sue Warner Brothers over contract rights. She won the lawsuit, resulting in California Labor Code Section 2855, informally known as the "De Havilland Law". See more
On the princess's trip to California, the airliner on the ground that she is to board, and the model shown in flight, are Douglas DC-3 Sleeper Transports. The airplane shown taking off silhouetted against the sky is its less successful rival, the Boeing 247. See more
Holman - Maria's Uncle
[Eddie returns to the White House
What are you doing here?
I was invited. I've got a right to be here. More so in fact.
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
and E.Y. Harburg
Sung by Nan Wynn
at the Chinese Restaurant See more