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The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948)

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This musical tells the tales of two movie extras who abscond to an expensive resort with their costumes and pretend to be aristocrats. Included in the film are ice skating numbers and songs.

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Cast

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Peg Manning
Michael Kirby ...
Lt. Paul Von Cram
Arthur Treacher ...
Hotel Managing Director
Hugh French ...
Count Holgar
Ransom M. Sherman ...
Mr. Hansen (as Ransom Sherman)
Freddie Trenkler ...
Skating Specialty
John James ...
Freddie
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Assistant Director Jensen
Joseph Crehan ...
Joe
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Charlie
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Storyline

Karen Kirsten (Sonja Henie) and her Jenny Johnsen (Olga San Juan) are two friends about to enter the movie business. After a failed cast in The Countess of Monte Cristo, they run away from the set in an expensive car and clothes and head for a luxury ski resort impersonating a countess and her maid to have some fun only to find themselves involved with a hotel thief (Hugh French) and having a romantic affair with Lt. Paul von Kram (Michael Kirby). Include some spectacular skating and musical numbers. Written by Super Star

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A Musical Ice-Travaganza!

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

November 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Condessa de Monte Cristo  »

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Trivia

Susanna Foster declined to portray Jenny Johnsen, the maid. Reportedly, Miss Foster quipped that top-billed Sonja Henie ought to be playing HER maid. Olga San Juan replaced her as she had also done in "One Touch of Venus." See more »

Quotes

Jenny Johnsen: [Driving to the luxury resort hotel] How do we act?
Karen Kirsten: Just remember to keep your nose up and your voice down
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Connections

Remake of The Countess of Monte Cristo (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Believes in Santa Claus
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Saul Chaplin
Sung by Olga San Juan and Sonja Henie (dubbed by Martha Mears (uncredited))
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