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Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | October 1945 (USA)
A bellboy at a swanky New York hotel starts to ignore his girlfriend after meeting a beautiful European princess.

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Richard Thorpe
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hedy Lamarr ... Princess Veronica
Robert Walker ... Jimmy Dobson
June Allyson ... Leslie Odell
Carl Esmond ... Baron Zoltan Faludi
Agnes Moorehead ... Countess Zoe
Rags Ragland ... Albert Weever
Ludwig Stössel ... Mr. Puft
George Cleveland ... Dr. Elfson
Warner Anderson ... Paul MacMillan
Konstantin Shayne ... Yanos Van Lankovitz
Tom Trout Tom Trout ... Hack
Ben Lessy ... Ben Lessy
Patti Moore Patti Moore ... Fae
Edward Gargan ... 1st Cop
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A bellboy at a swanky New York hotel starts to ignore his girlfriend after meeting a beautiful European princess.

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A Royal Command to Love!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Su alteza y el botones See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,157,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

MGM saved money by reusing the set from "Weekend at the Waldorf" (1945). When that film finished, "Her Highness and the Bellboy" moved in. See more »

Goofs

When Countess Zoe is questioning Princess Veronica if she thinks that Jimmy loves her, the spoon in the teacup she is holding travels quickly from the cup to her outstretched right hand from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Dobson: I'm terribly sorry I'm so late; but, we got to chewin' the rag.
Princess Veronica: You did what?
Jimmy Dobson: We got talkin'.
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Connections

Referenced in It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
(uncredited)
Music by Harry von Tilzer
Lyrics by Andrew B. Sterling
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Bellboy gets around
24 January 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This charming fantasy got a lucky break when Mickey Rooney got drafted and couldn't do Her Highness And The Bellboy. I don't think the film would have worked as well with him as it does with Robert Walker in half of the title role.

The other half belongs to Hedy Lamarr as a visiting princess from some Ruritanian country in Eastern Europe. She's staying at the swank hotel where Walker is employed as a bellboy. One afternoon she decides to go out incognito and runs into Walker doing his dogwalking thing for some of the guests. They hit it off.

In one of those Hollywood coincidences Walker just happens to know newspaper columnist Warner Anderson with whom Lamarr had some history back in the old country before her family got wind of it. Walker also has some involvement with crippled June Allyson from the neighborhood.

On these plot premises a nice romantic tale is spun and these players along with others who support them. Outstanding in the supporting cast is Rags Ragland as Walker's good natured lunkhead friend.

My big criticism here is that June Allyson might have gone overboard with the sweet innocence. But that's how MGM cast her back in the day.

It also had to have been taken for granted that this was set in the immediate past before World War II. There's nary a mention of it in this film that came out in 1945.

Still after over 70 years the film retains a nice sheen of innocence that is charming.


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