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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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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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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)  »

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Flitterwochen zu dritt  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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

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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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Soundtracks

I Should Care
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Music by Axel Stordahl and Paul Weston
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with vocal by Robert Allen
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Leaving Esther On Their Honeymoon, What a Maroon
23 August 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

For 1945 with the Code firmly in place this film was quite daring in its subject matter. But the Esther Williams audience only wanted to see Esther in a bathing suit in or out of the water and Thrill of a Romance gave the viewer plenty of both.

Esther is a swimming instructor at a public pool in Los Angeles and driving by one day is Howard Hughes like tycoon Carleton G. Young. He puts on quite the campaign and they wed.

But Young is far more interested in business and while at a resort hotel on their honeymoon, Carleton gets called away to Washington on a big deal. We know what his priorities are. So Esther is an unconsummated bride alone on her honeymoon, when up pops war hero Van Johnson.

So for a week she and Van keep each other company and look pretty sad all the while.

Now Thrill of a Romance was not advertised to be Hamlet, but I found the premise here to be way to silly. But with lots of shots of Esther wet and dry and music by Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra and Lauritz Melchior of the Metropolitan Opera we had a whole lot of music of every taste. A highlight is a drum solo by Buddy Rich who after Frank Sinatra left as the band's vocalist, was Dorsey's main attraction.

Young Jerry Scott who plays Lyonel a bellboy at the hotel gives a nice lyric tenor interpretation of Because which that year was revived in a big hit record by Perry Como.

Speaking of Sinatra, he recorded a song written for this film I Should Care which was authored by his personal arranger Axel Stordahl and Sammy Cahn. Also sold a few platters back in the day.

Melchior sung a wide range of both classical and popular tunes. And he sort of functioned in the role of a father confessor to both Johnson and Williams. Had this been done at Warner Brothers, Melchior's part would have been played by S.Z. Sakall. Melchior even had the cheeks for it.

It's a nice film, maybe a little too light and too silly for today's audience. But Esther Williams fans got what they wanted.


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