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The Swan (1956)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Drama  -  26 April 1956 (USA)
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Queen Maria Dominika
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Father Carl Hyacinth
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Symphorosa
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George
Christopher Cook ...
Arsene
Robert Coote ...
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Elsa - Beatrix's Maid
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Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to their palace. Prince Albert has searched all over Europe for a bride and he's bored by the whole courtship routine. He is more interested in the estate's dairy than Alexandra's rose garden. And then he starts playing football with the tutor and Alexandra's brothers. Invite the tutor to the ball that night and watch how gracefully Alexandra dances with him. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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26 April 1956 (USA)  »

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Svanen  »

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Rex Harriso was considered before Alec Guinness was ultimately cast. See more »

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[last lines]
Prince Albert: Your father used to call you his swan, so I am told. I think that's a good thing to remember. Think what it means to be a swan: to glide like a dream on the smooth surface of the lake, and never go to the shore. On dry land, where ordinary people walk, the swan is awkward, even ridiculous. When she waddles up the bank she painfully resembles a different kind of bird, n'est-ce-pas?
Princess Alexandra: A goose.
Prince Albert: I'm afraid so. And there she must stay, out on the lake: silent, white, majestic. Be a bird, ...
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A beautiful, funny movie, knows how to capture your heart!
27 June 1999 | by (Geneva Switzerland) – See all my reviews

A lovely movie!! Starring the lovely Grace Kelly (Princess Alexandra), the wonderful actor Alec Guinness (Prince Albert), and last but not least, the young and wonderful dashing Louis Jourdan (Tutor/Professor, Nicholas Agi), the trio knows how to make a lovely film. Alexandra is to be married to the Prince, to restore the lost throne, and then at a Ball, she falls inlove with Nicholas while dancing with him. She has to make a hard choice; either marry the man she loves, or become a queen with Prince Albert. There are funny parts, allot of Royalty, and is beautifully filmed, and a really good movie. 2 thumbs up!!


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