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Luxury Liner (1948)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 11 April 1949 (Sweden)
A young girl stows away aboard a luxury liner which is full of musical stars--and which her father just happens to be the captain.

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Lauritz Melchior ...
Olaf Eriksen
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Laura Dene
Marina Koshetz ...
Zita Romanka
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Xavier Cugat
Thomas E. Breen ...
Denis Mulvy
Richard Derr ...
Charles G.K. Worton
John Ridgely ...
Chief Officer Carver (as John Ridgeley)
The Pied Pipers ...
Themselves
Connie Gilchrist ...
Bertha
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Edward Thorndike
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What do you do when you are an effervescent teen called Polly and you have a dad who is the skipper of a luxury liner? You ask him to take you on a cruise to Rio of course. What if Captain Bradford refuses and wants you to stay in your boring boarding-school? You stow away, it goes without saying. What if you want to become a singer? Well, you try to convince an operatic star on board of your singing skills. What if Daddy objects to realizing that her daughter's new friend Laura has a crush on him? Just play Cupid for him.Don't you worry, all will end well! Written by Guy Bellinger

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MGM's gayest Technicolor musical! See more »


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Adorable coqueta  »

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| (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Powell claims that she had a romance with the older George during the film's shoot and turned him down when he proposed marriage. See more »

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In the opening credits, the funnels of the inbound luxury liner Mayflower sport the white, green and red of the Italian Line. Once docked, the camera pan across the Mayflower's superstructure shows the forward funnel painted completely in red. On departure, the ship's livery is back to that of the Italian Line, and the Mayflower's bow bears the real-life name of a crack pre-war Italian liner, the Conte di Savoia. See more »

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Night Must Fall
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Written by Xavier Cugat and Barnett Shaw
Performed by Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
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Delightful, entertaining fun. What's wrong with that?
17 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Luxery Liner" was a showcase for young Jane Powell who had scored a box-office smash in her MGM debut film "Holiday in Mexico." It was pure Technicolor musical entertainment geared for the mass audience in the 1940's. "Pap" is a crude word and a choice for those trying to dismiss something they don't understand or want to enjoy. "Luxery Liner" wasn't meant to be Gone With the Wind, just the kind of entertainment audiences enjoyed. Jane Powell is charming and (at that young age) a very gifted singer. (Anyone remember another box-office bundle-of-talent named Deanna Durbin who Louis B. Mayer let slip through his fingers?). Like Miss Durbin, Jane Powell could handle a variety of selections (ballads, operettas, rhythm tunes). In "Luxery Liner" her rendition of "The Peanut Vendor", accompanied by Xavier Cugat's orchestra, is something to hear as she literally "glows with talent." Lauriz Melichor (who she refers to has "my Sinatra"), was discovered by movie audiences in "Thrill of a Romance" (more pap?) couldn't resist her either. At the film's conclusion he pick's her up, like a delicate flower, and glows as they sing and waltz till the end title appears. Some may consider "Luxery Liner" "pap" but, enjoyed for what it is, it's lovely pap. For the record both "Thrill of a Romance" and "Holiday in Mexico" are on Variety's list of all-time box-office rentals. All they did was make a pile of money for MGM and big stars of Esther Williams, Van Johnson and Jane Powell.


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