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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maj. Thomas Milvaine
... Cynthia Glenn
... Maude Bancroft
... Hobart Glenn
... Nona Glenn
... Mr. Nils Knudsen
... Robert G. Delbar
... Mrs. Fenway
... K.O. Karny
Jerry Scott ... Lyonel
... Julio
... Susan
... Oscar
... Dr. Tovve
Joan Fay Macaboy ... Betty
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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!

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12 November 1945 (Sweden)  »

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Juego de pasiones  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film marked the film debut of Metropolitan Opera star Lauritz Melchior, one of several classical artists lured to MGM by producer Joe Pasternak in the 1940s. Melchior would ultimately appear in three other MGM musicals: Two Sisters From Boston (1946), This Time For Keeps (1947) and Luxury Liner (1948). See more »

Goofs

When Cynthia and Thomas are lost in the woods she lies down to sleep and she has his jacket over one shoulder. He reaches down and pulls the jacket all the way over her. They cut to him and then back to her and the jacket is still only over one shoulder. See more »

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Edited from The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939) See more »

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Wedding March (Bridal Chorus)
(uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
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Great Esther Williams Film
29 April 2007 | by See 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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