Let's Make Up (1954)
"Lilacs in the Spring" (original title)

 |  Fantasy, Comedy, Romance  |  1956 (USA)
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A young actress must decide which of two lovers will be her husband. She daydreams about each one to help her decide.



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Complete credited cast:
John 'Beau' Beaumont
Charles King / King Charles II
Kathleen Harrison ...
Peter Graves ...
Albert Gutman / Prince Albert
Helen Haye ...
Lady Drayton
Scott Sanders ...
Old George
Alma Taylor ...
1st Woman
Hetty King ...
2nd Woman
Alan Gifford ...
Hollywood Director
Jennifer Mitchell ...
Gillian Harrison ...
George Margo ...


A young entertainer, Carole Beaumont, is wooed by actor-producer Charles King but, uncertain of her feelings, she resists his attentions. During an air raid, a bomb explosion rocks the café and Carole is knocked unconscious. In her confused state, fantasies flash through her mind, and she seems to become Nell Gwyn of Old Drury, with Charles King looking very much like King Charles. Recovering, she is advised by her doctor to take a rest in the country and, there,another beau, Albert Gutman, prompts his grandmother, Lady Drayton, to invite Carole to their family home at Windsor. She accepts and telephones Charles but hangs up when his phone is answered by a female voice. Looking out on Windsor Castle, she sees herself as the young Queen Victoria and Albert as Prince Albert. Influenced by her day-dream, she accepts Albert's proposal. Charles arrives to tell her that all arrangements are made for her to leave with him and the company for Burma, but she refuses saying she will never marry... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A New Errol Flynn... with the same old MAGIC!





Release Date:

1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)


(Trucolor) (Eastmancolor)| (prologue)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Silly froth of interest to Flynn fans only.
11 March 1999 | by (Blacksburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Late Flynn, when he took almost any work he could get to pay off alimony. He turns in a sincere, believable performance, occasionally lampooning himself, and does a creditable song and dance number. Other points of interest include Peter Graves as Prince Albert (if you didn't know, you'd never guess) and Sean Connery is supposedly in there somewhere as an extra, but I haven't found him.

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