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That Lady in Ermine (1948)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Francesca / Angelina
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Colonel Ladislas Karolyi Teglas / The Duke
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Count Mario
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Major Horvath / Benvenuto
Reginald Gardiner ...
Alberto
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Luigi
Virginia Campbell ...
Theresa
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Giulio
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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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Release Date:

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

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

Quotes

Col. Ladislas Karolyi Teglas: If one is in love, one doesn't need an umbrella.
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Remake of The Lady in Ermine (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

There's Something About Midnight
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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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Entertaining
28 February 2012 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This movie is a fun low-pressure comedy. It uses dry wit... people who can't process that type of humor might not enjoy the movie as much. The costumes are lavish, the colors are vivid, and Betty Grable looks hot as always.

To see an interesting breech of continuity, watch Betty Grable's high-heels change into completely different shoes midway through her dance (roughly 1:01 into the movie). It was likely intended to protect her from injury during the acrobatic moves, but it is surprising that so little effort went into matching the alternate shoes with the originals.


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