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Thrill of a Romance (1945)

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A swim teacher and a wealthy businessman are married after a brief courtship. A charming war hero falls in love with this newly-married woman, after her husband abandons her on their honeymoon for the sake of a business meeting.

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Cynthia Glenn
Frances Gifford ...
Maude Bancroft
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Hobart Glenn
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Nona Glenn
Lauritz Melchior ...
Mr. Nils Knudsen
Carleton G. Young ...
Robert G. Delbar
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Mrs. Fenway
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K.O. Karny
Jerry Scott ...
Lyonel
Fernando Alvarado ...
Julio
Helene Stanley ...
Susan
Vince Barnett ...
Oscar
Billy House ...
Dr. Tovve
Joan Fay Macaboy ...
Betty
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Storyline

Cynthia is swept off her feet and marries a rich and very successful business executive, but business affairs make him abandon her during their honeymoon. Cynthia is sad and while he's away, meets the charming war hero, Maj. Milvaine, who is on leave. Sparks fly. Will she choose wealth over love? Written by erasmus

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Musical bliss with every kiss!

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Musical | Romance

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12 November 1945 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Flitterwochen zu dritt  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The featured song "Please Don't Say No (Say Maybe)" was recorded by numerous singers in the late 1940s. See more »

Goofs

When Cynthia and Thomas are lost in the woods she lies down to sleep and she has his jacket over one shoulder. He reaches down and pulls the jacket all the way over her. They cut to him and then back to her and the jacket is still only over one shoulder. See more »

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Featured in The Chosen (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Opus One
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Music by Sy Oliver
Lyrics by Sid Garris
Performed by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra
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Great Esther Williams Film
29 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this 1945 film with young stars like Van Johnson and Esther Williams starting out on a brilliant career in the entertainment of swimming and musicals. Esther Williams,(Cynthia Glenn) was a swimming instructor at a pool and was noticed by a very rich business man who immediately swept her off her feet and got married to Cynthia. There honeymoon was a complete disaster because her husband had a business meeting in Washington, D.C. and he left her all alone without even making love. Van Johnson,(Major Thomas Milvaine) has a room next door to Cynthia and notices her crying on her balcony and gets acquainted with her and they begin to start seeing each other off and on. Cynthia finds out her husband will be gone for a whole week and in the meantime decides to teach Tom Milvaine some swimming lessons and they start dancing and taking long walks in the woods. Lauritz Melchior,(Nils Knudsen) sings many songs since he was a great opera star. You will even see Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra and Buddy Rich burning up his set of drums. Enjoyable musical with plenty of romance and entertainment from 1945.


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