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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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Selby
Reginald Beckwith ...
Minister of Finance - Blacksmith
Mary Clare ...
Maria
Edwin Styles ...
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Kynaston Reeves ...
Burgomaster - Policeman
Desmond Walter-Ellis ...
Alberto - Captain of the guard
Peter Butterworth ...
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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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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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Dirk Bogarde was unhappy with the final product, saying that the film was "as funny as a baby's coffin". See more »

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Opening Title Card: The producers wish to thank the citizens of Lampidorra for not speaking Lampidorran - thus saving the expense of English subtitles.
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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 Stars and Stripes Forever
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Music by John Philip Sousa
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The wonders of Schneese
9 June 2012 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

In this haphazard Technicolor fantasy, a ditzy but dauntless young American woman becomes the heir to the throne of a tiny, insolvent European country named Lampidorra. The bumbling representative of a British cheese company convinces her that the answer to Lampidorra's problem lies in its principal product: schneese, which is cheese crossbred with schnapps. "Penny Princess" is essentially an operetta without the singing. It's all very silly, the satire is heavy-handed, and the leading lady is a bit of a pill, but it's a harmless way to spend an hour and a half. Val Guest, who wrote and directed the film, would go on to better things, particularly in the field of science fiction. He also married the leading lady.


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