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That Lady in Ermine (1948)

Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army. Her lookalike ancestress Francesca, who saved a similar situation 300 years ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Colonel Ladislas Karolyi Teglas / The Duke
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Count Mario
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Major Horvath / Benvenuto
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Alberto
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Virginia Campbell ...
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Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army. Her lookalike ancestress Francesca, who saved a similar situation 300 years before, comes to life from a portrait to help her descendant. Complicating factor: the newlywed countess feels strangely drawn to the handsome invader... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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GAY, MUSICAL COMEDY...SPARKLING WITH SPICY SITUATIONS! (original ad - all caps)


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25 September 1948 (Sweden)  »

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This Is the Moment  »

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$2,484,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In later years Betty Grable said it was her least favorite of all her movies. See more »

Goofs

If you watch when the Lady in Ermine is dancing with Colonel Ladislas Karolyi Teglas / The Duke her shoes change from the heels to wedges. See more »

Quotes

Col. Ladislas Karolyi Teglas: If one is in love, one doesn't need an umbrella.
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Connections

Referenced in Let's Go to the Movies (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

There's Something About Midnight
(uncredited)
Written by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics Leo Robin
Betty Grable vocal deleted from release print, but partial vocal by chorus remains in film
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Slow moving remake of BRIDE OF THE REGIMENT
5 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lubitsch's last film - completed by an inept Preminger - is a remake of BRIDE OF THE REGIMENT _ a 1930 all two -strip Technicolor film, starring Walter Pidgeon, Vivienne Segal and Myrna Loy - which is now lost - although the Vitaphone disc soundtrack survives at UCLA.

This was in turn derived from a stage musical entitled THE LADY IN ERMINE by Lonsdale and Wood, adapted from an operetta, DIE FRAU IM HERMELIN by Schanzer and Welisch.

It drags badly and Grable is as inept as Fairbanks is fabulous, doing all the work here, full of life and vitality, taking the Lubitsch direction perfectly. It is tired Lubitsch and rather dull and boring during most of its length, although it perks up occasionally.

Interesting more as an artifact than a film.


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