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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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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Irene Dunne was considered for the title role before Betty Grable was cast. 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

The Melody Has to Be Right
(uncredited)
Written by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics Leo Robin
Sung by Betty Grable
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Fluffy musical set in 19th c. Balkan neverland
9 November 2000 | by (Lambertville, NJ) – See all my reviews

In 1948 this was my all-time favorite movie. Betty Grable's costumes were so ravishing that I wanted to grow up to be her and dress like that. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., was irresistible as the dashing Hungarian officer. Silly and fluffy as this movie might appear at first, when I was eight years old it seemed to me to say something important about relations between men and women. I saw it again the other day; I was surprised to find that it still did.


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