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Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945)

A bellboy at a swanky New York hotel starts to ignore his girlfriend after meeting a beautiful European princess.

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Princess Veronica
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Jimmy Dobson
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Leslie Odell
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Baron Zoltan Faludi
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Countess Zoe
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Albert Weever
Ludwig Stössel ...
Mr. Puft
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Dr. Elfson
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Paul MacMillan
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Yanos Van Lankovitz
Tom Trout ...
Hack
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Himself - Ben Lessy
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A bellboy at a swanky New York hotel starts to ignore his girlfriend after meeting a beautiful European princess.

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A Royal Command to Love!

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Comedy | Romance

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October 1945 (USA)  »

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Hennes höghet och hotellpojken  »

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This film adopted a number of fairy tale motifs. Examples include the "once upon a time" narrative introduction, the characters reading fairy tales to Leslie, the presence of a distant but unnamed kingdom, a declaration of love to a princess at a ball, the wish-granting dream sequence, and the "they lived happily ever after" epilogue. See more »

Goofs

Throughout most of the film, the lighting produces shadows and effects which would be inconsistent with the natural or artificial lighting in the scenes. This occurs both indoors and outdoors. See more »

Quotes

Leslie Odell: Thank you Albert.
Albert Weever: The pleasure was mutual!
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Referenced in It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) See more »

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Honey
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Written by Richard A. Whiting, Seymour Simons and Haven Gillespie
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sweet, lovely film
10 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hedy Lamarr is a princess in love with a commoner - and Robert Walker thinks he's the commoner - in "Her Highness and the Bellboy," a delightful 1945 movie that costars June Allyson and Rags Ragland. Walker is one of Hollywood's most tragic stories - a talented actor whose personal problems led to a year-long institutionalization and later, his sudden death shortly after his brilliant work in "Strangers on a Train." Here, he is energetic, fast-talking, and adorable as Jimmy, a clumsy bellhop assigned to Princess Hedy while she's in New York with her aunt (Agnes Moorhead). Hedy is fantastically beautiful, as always, though her part isn't very showy compared to the others. June Allyson plays an invalid who lives upstairs from Jimmy and his buddy, played by Rags Ragland. She's very young, pretty, and sweet as a lonely young woman whose life is brightened by the constant entertainment of these two men. She's in love with Walker, and when he develops a crush on Lamarr, her heart breaks. Lamarr is in love with a columnist, (a wooden Warner Anderson).

This movie seemed on the long side, but it's very warm and entertaining fare. Six years later, Walker will look as if he's aged 20 years. He's a light that went out too soon, and it's nice to remember him at his most vibrant.


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