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Her Majesty, Love (1931)

Wealthy man falls in love with a poor girl and proposes to her, going against the wishes of his family.

Director:

William Dieterle

Writers:

Rudolph Bernauer (based on a story by) (as R. Bernauer), Rudolf Österreicher (based on a story by) (as R. Osterreicher) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marilyn Miller ... Lia Toerrek
Ben Lyon ... Fred von Wellingen
W.C. Fields ... Bela Toerrek - Lia's Father
Leon Errol ... Baron von Schwarzdorf
Ford Sterling ... Otmar
Chester Conklin ... Emil
Harry Stubbs Harry Stubbs ... Hanneman
Clarence Wilson ... Uncle Cornelius
Harry Holman ... Reisenfeld
Ruth Hall ... Factory Secretary
Mae Madison ... Elli - Fred's Sister
Maude Eburne ... Aunt Harriette
Virginia Sale ... Laura Reisenfeld
William Irving ... Second Man in Cabaret
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Storyline

The wealthy von Wellingens are shocked when the father of their son Fred's fiancée Lia juggles desserts at a formal dinner. They encourage Fred to break the engagement. Lia goes to Berlin to marry a Baron von Schwarzdorf, and Fred arrives too late to stop the marriage. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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That merry smile! Those naughty eyes! She's magnetic-she's lovable-She's modern! She changes the wedding march to "There Goes The Bride!" (Print ad- Journal and Republican,(Lowville, N.Y.) 10 March 1932)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Su Majestad El Amor See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog, Feature Films, 1931-1940, reports data for this movie from a print with no end credits, and has much misinformation. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) shows the movie with end credits, extending the credited cast to 14 (from the 6 listed in the opening credits) and provides additional crew not mentioned in AFI's Catalog. See more »

Quotes

Lia Toerrek: This is my father.
Lia's Father: Yes, if you don't mind.
Fred von Wellingen: I'm glad to meet you, father.
Lia's Father: That's the first time I've ever been called father by a strange man.
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Soundtracks

You're Baby-Minded Now
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Jurmann
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Leon Errol, William Irving, Harry Stubbs and Marilyn Miller
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Miller's stage magic doesn't come across
10 May 2016 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Some great stars magic from other mediums just don't translate to the screen. Mary Martin is an example, another is the star of this film, Marilyn Miller. A huge stage star in the 20's and 30's famed for her magnetism and winsome personality, though behind the scenes apparently a horrendous dragon of a woman, she comes across as ordinary on film. Her singing is a tad shrill and her face photographs flatly. She only made three films all of which were successful but whatever their appeal was to audiences of the time doesn't come through very strongly today.

The film's story is nothing special just another one of romantic misunderstanding though it does have the advantage of W.C. Fields as Marilyn's father, displaying all the qualities that Miller is missing.

Probably the most interesting aspect of the picture is that leading man Ben Lyon many years after this had become a casting agent at 20th Century Fox and took a young starlet under his wing. Telling her she reminded him of Marilyn Miller he suggested she take that as her professional name, Miller having died about six years after this film. She demurred on taking the full name but adopted the first and using her maternal grandmother's maiden name as her last became Marilyn Monroe.


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