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Thrill of a Romance (1945)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 12 November 1945 (Sweden)
A swim teacher and a wealthy businessman are married after a brief courtship. A charming war hero falls in love with this newly-married woman, after her husband abandons her on their honeymoon for the sake of a business meeting.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Richard Connell (original screenplay), Gladys Lehman (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Van Johnson ... Maj. Thomas Milvaine
Esther Williams ... Cynthia Glenn
Frances Gifford ... Maude Bancroft
Henry Travers ... Hobart Glenn
Spring Byington ... Nona Glenn
Lauritz Melchior ... Mr. Nils Knudsen
Carleton G. Young ... Robert G. Delbar
Ethel Griffies ... Mrs. Fenway
Donald Curtis ... K.O. Karny
Jerry Scott Jerry Scott ... Lyonel
Fernando Alvarado ... Julio
Helene Stanley ... Susan
Vince Barnett ... Oscar
Billy House ... Dr. Tovve
Joan Fay Macaboy Joan Fay Macaboy ... Betty
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Storyline

Cynthia is swept off her feet and marries a rich and very successful business executive, but business affairs make him abandon her during their honeymoon. Cynthia is sad and while he's away, meets the charming war hero, Maj. Milvaine, who is on leave. Sparks fly. Will she choose wealth over love? Written by erasmus

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Musical bliss with every kiss!

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1945 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Thrill of a New Romance See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,410,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

An article in the 24 December 1943 edition of The Hollywood Reporter noted that Kathryn Grayson was considered for the lead in this film. See more »

Goofs

The balconies at the hotel are obviously a set since there is no glass in the windows or doors. This can be clearly seen since there are no reflections when the characters move past them. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Night
(uncredited)
Traditional
Music Adapted by George Stoll
Lyrics by Richard Connell
Performed by Lauritz Melchior
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Great Esther Williams Film
29 April 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed this 1945 film with young stars like Van Johnson and Esther Williams starting out on a brilliant career in the entertainment of swimming and musicals. Esther Williams,(Cynthia Glenn) was a swimming instructor at a pool and was noticed by a very rich business man who immediately swept her off her feet and got married to Cynthia. There honeymoon was a complete disaster because her husband had a business meeting in Washington, D.C. and he left her all alone without even making love. Van Johnson,(Major Thomas Milvaine) has a room next door to Cynthia and notices her crying on her balcony and gets acquainted with her and they begin to start seeing each other off and on. Cynthia finds out her husband will be gone for a whole week and in the meantime decides to teach Tom Milvaine some swimming lessons and they start dancing and taking long walks in the woods. Lauritz Melchior,(Nils Knudsen) sings many songs since he was a great opera star. You will even see Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra and Buddy Rich burning up his set of drums. Enjoyable musical with plenty of romance and entertainment from 1945.


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