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Luxury Liner (1948)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  11 April 1949 (Sweden)
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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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Cast

Credited cast:
George Brent ...
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Lauritz Melchior ...
Olaf Eriksen
Frances Gifford ...
Laura Dene
Marina Koshetz ...
Zita Romanka
Xavier Cugat ...
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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Storyline

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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11 April 1949 (Sweden)  »

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Adorable coqueta  »

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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 »

Goofs

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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Con Maracas
(uncredited)
Written by Xavier Cugat and Candido Dimanlig
Performed by Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
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I find it impossible not to like
17 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The story may be schmaltzy, but this movie is so charming and refreshing I find it impossible not to like. It looks lovely, with evergreen cinematography, beautiful costumes and lovingly-rendered ship. And the music is like a treasure trove, just utterly amazing to listen to, The Peanut Vendor and Wintersturme are particularly wonderful. The movie runs 98 minutes or so, and for me it is a 98 minutes well spent, the film does move briskly and is full of charm, exuberance and freshness. The direction is able, as is the script. And yes I loved the performances, Jane Powell is just a gem in this film. She looks utterly gorgeous with a darling, beautiful face and she sings wonderfully. Her duets with Lauritz Melchoir are lovely, he may have the stronger voice but she blends pretty well with him. George Brent is more than a pretty face as well, he is funny and he is cute, and Lauritz Melchoir as Olaf Eriksen(aka. My Sinatra) is a sheer delight. Hardly surprising as here he has a homely and warm presence with a huge ringing voice, no wonder he was considered one of the greatest Wagnerian tenors of the twentieth century because his Wintersturme was really powerful. Overall, a real treasure with wonderful music and performances. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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