Mirabel wins a $5,000 lottery which will enable her to live like a queen in New York. There she meets Sandro, a bellboy who is really a prince, so she does get to be a queen after all.Written by
Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fun romp with dashing Francis Lederer and lovely Frances Dee.
This is the kind of screwball movie that Hollywood can never make again. We have become too jaded, too complicated, too sophisticated.
You know the ending way before it comes, but the ride is full of smiles and giggles and silly surprises that will make your insides gurgle with joy and harken you gently into a more innocent time.
William Wyler's direction is nearly flawless. He wasn't Bette Davis' favorite director for nothing. It seems that he could do most anything.
Also, watch for the wonderfully goofy Lennox Pawle, stately Alan Mowbray and instantly recognizable Akim Tamiroff in one of the many roles that made their faces well-known but not necessarily their identities household names.
Sit back and take it in. Smile. You deserve it.
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