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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maj. Thomas Milvaine
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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
Donald Curtis ...
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)  »

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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

Ich Liebe Dich
(uncredited)
Written by Edvard Grieg
Performed by Lauritz Melchior with Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra
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Thrill of Melchoir
19 June 2003 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

The glorious voice of Wagnerian Tenor Lauritz Melchoir adorns this formulistic film, crafted by MGM staff writers.

After dominating the Met and international operatic stages along with colleague Soprano Helen Traubel, Melchoir along with Traubel and Ezio Pinza signed MGM contracts. The three appeared in light musicals for this studio, singing arias, light ballads and specialty numbers, which were incorporated into the plotlines.

Here Melchoir's role is quite gratuitous, yet all is forgotten when he opens his mouth and sings several varied selections.

His voice rings out like a bell, and he possesses a welcome warmth and humor in his screen presence. Joined by studio regulars Esther Williams, Van Johnson, and Bandleader Tommy Dorsey, Melchoir manages to punctuate the slightly sub-par plot with charm.

It's as though the project was cast first, then writers were called upon to write for each personality. While the proceedings may be a bit routine, the music, color and trappings are quite enjoyable, and a pleasant reminder of a gentle era of movie making.


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