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Mr. Imperium (1951)

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A beautiful singer/dancer turned actress and playboy crown prince turned monarch have their clandestine romance interfered with by their changing circumstances.

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Ezio Pinza ...
Prince Alexis aka Mr. Imperium
Marjorie Main ...
Mrs. Cabot
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Paul Hunter
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Bernand (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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Gwen
Ann Codee ...
Anna Pelan
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A beautiful singer/dancer turned actress and playboy crown prince turned monarch have their clandestine romance interfered with by their changing circumstances. Written by <condie@cjnetworks.com>

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M-G-M's Singing TECHNICOLOR Romance! See more »

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2 March 1951 (USA)  »

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Laisse-moi t'aimer  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Filmed in 1950, but not released until 1951. See more »

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Featured in Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir (2001) See more »

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Let Me Look At You
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Ezio Pinza
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For Lana Fans Only???...
26 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lana's a singer who ultimately falls for a prince, a real prince.

The best way to review a movie of someone's favorite actor, is to ask what if someone else played that part? Well, if anyone else had been in this movie other than Lana, I probably wouldn't have watched it. While it may not win any awards, it's not terribly bad either; in fact, it does have some charm and a young Debbie Reynolds and "Ma Kettle" and Ezio Pinza's strong voice. But, having said all that, I get the feeling watching it that this project must have come to Lana at a career low. Watching such a big guy as Ezio Pinza in certain scenes (you'd have to see it to know what I mean) was just too much, becoming either unintentionally funny or just plain silly. It might would have been more effective, had they picked a younger male lead with more appeal.

If I had to pick the four of Lana's films that I think are the weakest, they would be "Bittersweet Love", "The Prodigal", "Love Has Many Faces", and this one. Finally, though, I would have to say that a movie's ending makes you either satisfied or dissatisfied with it. Usually short movies wrap things up with a pat or forced resolution and too quickly. This ending flowed and allowed you to feel your way out...

In other words, only Lana fans would watch this, and only they will be rewarded in small ways. But you could still do a lot worse, watching any number of today's movies.


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