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The Student Prince (1954)

 -  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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Taglines:

The RISQUE, RIOTOUS FUN-LOVING MUSICAL...Filled with SIGMUND ROMBERG'S Rollicking Songs! (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

15 June 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le prince étudiant  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Anscocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Despite a request by producer Joe Pasternak, the mentor of her early film career at Universal, Deanna Durbin would not come out of retirement to play the role of Kathie the barmaid. 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

Version of Alt Heidelberg (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Serenade
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Original Lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly
New Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Edmund Purdom (dubbed by Mario Lanza)
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Fabulous MGM Production

This is a sparkling, romantic and heartwarming musical love story. Edmund Purdom makes a very charming, handsome and charismatic prince. Ann Blyth is wonderful and very beautiful as the little barmaid he falls in love with. I don't think it could have been better cast. Purdom perfectly lipsinks Mario Lanza's singing, and you are so consumed by the beautiful love story and the chemistry between Ann Blyth and Edmund Purdom, that you truly believe that it is Purdom singing. Even to this day when I hear the soundtract, I envision Purdom singing. I am a great Lanza fan and I am not one bit disappointed in this film without him. I do not believe that had Lanza done this movie it would have been as good as it is. Purdom, Lanza and Ann Blyth are all at their best in the wonderful musical.


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