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Balkan Prince Henry has two wishes, to meet Lauren Bacall and see the "real" America. He befriends cabbie Buzz Williams and, without knowing the microphone is live, the two stage a debate on democracy versus monarchy broadcast back to the Prince's homeland. A plebiscite there puts Henry out of a job. Flying to MIlwaukee to become a beer salesman, he meets Bacall on the seat next to his, but a tap on his shoulder means he must give up his seat (and dream) to Bogie. Written by
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Dennis Morgan is excellent in this film as Prince Henry from the Balkans, who ditches his entourage when he arrives in New York and latches on to a typical New York cab driver. The cabbie, Buzz, (who is played well by Jack Carson of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof fame) is at first
unaware of who he is, soon he realizes through the newspaper that he really invited a missing prince home. His beautiful girlfriend shows up, falls for the prince and romantic hijinks ensue. There are some great shots of period New York bars and for it's time ferris wheel rides.
Watch this movie just to get a good idea of what it was like during that particular time. S.Z. Sakall of Casablanca fame puts in a strong performance as Oswald part of Prince Henry's entourage.
One could almost say this was a tribute to Frank Capra but I think that would be a coincidence. A very good movie in my estimation, watch it and enjoy!
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