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Penny Princess (1952)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 24 March 1953 (USA)
A ordinary young American woman learns that she has become the owner of a tiny European country. Comedy and romance ensue.

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Lindy Smith
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Tony Craig
A.E. Matthews ...
Selby
Reginald Beckwith ...
Minister of Finance - Blacksmith
Mary Clare ...
Maria
Edwin Styles ...
Chancellor - Cobbler
Kynaston Reeves ...
Burgomaster - Policeman
Desmond Walter-Ellis ...
Alberto - Captain of the guard
Peter Butterworth ...
Julien / Postman / Farmer
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Storyline

A tiny European country which for years has survived financially only through evading its bills and smuggling is finally facing bankruptcy, when a rich American agrees to save the place by buying it. But before, the deal is closed, he dies. His nearest relative and heir turns out to be a young woman with high ethical and democratic standards, but no experience with money, or affairs of state, or Europe. A charming young English visitor helps her to muddle through. Comedy and romance follow. Written by Anonymous

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Once upon a time...there was a salesgirl Ciderella who woke up one morning with a kingdom on her hands, a "king" in her arms...and a carload of schneeze(?) (original USA poster) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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24 March 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Schmugglerprinzessin  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was titled Fromage à Gogo in France. See more »

Quotes

Chancellor - Cobbler: Yesterday we received an offer from the Armenian syndicate, who wish to buy the country and turn this place into a gambling hell...
[looks at it again]
Chancellor - Cobbler: ... a gambling HALL.
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Crazy Credits

The producers wish to thank the citizens of Lampidorra for not speaking Lampidorran -- thus saving the expense of English sub-titles. See more »

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The Old Grey Mare
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Traditional
Arranged by Ronald Hanmer
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poor working class girl inherits a small country meets guy.
15 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie needs to be put on DVD. It was so funny and I loved it. Really, really cute and funny. Not realistic, but not suppose to be. The only thing I did not like about it was the girl relying on the guy too much. It represents the time period way of thinking though. I have been trying to get this movie for so long and it has been unavailable for US format only in the UK and will not play on US DVD players. It is sadly an over looked Classic film! Believe it or not, but this film could easily become a cult favorite, for all ages. Too bad, we do not legalize certain things that could really save small countries or our own. Lindy is unsinkable, a positive character that makes lemonade out of lemons. She is funny and charming. She stole the show!


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