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The Student Prince (1954)

Approved  |   |  Musical  |  15 June 1954 (USA)
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A prince has a romance with a barmaid before he must give up personal happiness for duty.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kathie
Edmund Purdom ...
Prince Karl
John Ericson ...
Count Von Asterburg
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King of Karlsberg
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Joseph Ruder (as S.Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall)
Betta St. John ...
Princess Johanna
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Lutz
Evelyn Varden ...
Queen
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Prime Minister
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Lucas
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Prince Karl (singing voice)
Roger Alan ...
Von Fischtenstein
Steve Rowland ...
Feuerwald
Chris Warfield ...
Richter
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Storyline

When his bride-to-be finds him much too stiff, heir to the throne Prince Karl is sent off to the university in Heidelberg to learn how to socialize. He makes friends with the students there and falls for the down-to-earth Kathie, a barmaid. The two are soul mates, but when Karl's grandfather the king falls ill, he must choose between his country and his own happiness... Written by cupcakes

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15 June 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le prince étudiant  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Anscocolor)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Average Shot Length (ASL) = 16 seconds . See more »

Goofs

Shortly after the "Serenade" segment Kathie is in her room. She puts out the candles until only one is left yet, when she goes to the window, a large electric stage light can be seen reflected in the glass. See more »

Quotes

King of Karlsberg: Freedom is a luxury no king can afford.
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Connections

Spoofed in Heavenly Creatures (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Drinking Song
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Original lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly
New lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Men's Chorus
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A spirited light operetta for young lovers
1 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This musical is dated but a wonderful love story/operetta that combines the music of Sigmond Romberg with the voice of Mario Lanza and the good looks of two young lovers (Edmond Purdome and ). It should be seen by young lovers who dream of old fashion romance, but find that sometimes the joy of a new love is dashed because of family tradition. In the case of the Student Prince, this is seen when the Crown Prince goes to University and finds himself among students who will someday be his subjects. But, he becomes "one of them, falls in love with the Tavern bar maid (Katie. Sadly, like most old-world love stories, he is called back to be with his sick grandfather, the King, who soon passes. The Prinde is now the King and must marry the lady pre-chosen for him, and, heartbroken, he returns to see Katie, who is now his subject, rather than his one true love. The music is some of the most romantic-Serenade and Beloved- that has been in a movie. Additionally, it may remind one of the camaraderie of fraternity life at University. All in all, a wonderful movie for young adults and senior citizens.


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