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Luxury Liner (1948)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 11 April 1949 (Sweden)
A young girl stows away aboard a luxury liner which is full of musical stars--and which her father just happens to be the captain.

Director:

Richard Whorf

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
George Brent ... Captain Jeremy Bradford
Jane Powell ... Polly Bradford
Lauritz Melchior ... Olaf Eriksen
Frances Gifford ... Laura Dene
Marina Koshetz ... Zita Romanka
Xavier Cugat ... Xavier Cugat
Thomas E. Breen Thomas E. Breen ... Denis Mulvy
Richard Derr ... Charles G.K. Worton
John Ridgely ... Chief Officer Carver (as John Ridgeley)
The Pied Pipers The Pied Pipers ... Themselves
Connie Gilchrist ... Bertha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
C. Aubrey Smith ... Edward Thorndike
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Storyline

What do you do when you are an effervescent teen called Polly and you have a dad who is the skipper of a luxury liner? You ask him to take you on a cruise to Rio of course. What if Captain Bradford refuses and wants you to stay in your boring boarding-school? You stow away, it goes without saying. What if you want to become a singer? Well, you try to convince an operatic star on board of your singing skills. What if Daddy objects to realizing that her daughter's new friend Laura has a crush on him? Just play Cupid for him.Don't you worry, all will end well! Written by Guy Bellinger

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daughter | stowaway | ship | See All (3) »

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MGM's gayest Technicolor musical! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1949 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorable coqueta See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles 9 August 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Tampa 3 September 1957 on WFLA (Channel 8), in Seattle 7 November 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Hartford CT 18 December 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Windsor ON (serving Detroit) 23 December 1957 on CKLW (Channel 9), in Indianapolis 26 December 1957 on WLW-I (Channel 13), in Portland OR 28 December 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Philadelphia 22 June 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Chicago 2 August 1958 on WBBM (Channel 2), and in San Francisco 2 February 1959 on KGO (Channel 7).; New York City finally got a chance to go on board 8 March 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, the funnels of the inbound luxury liner Mayflower sport the white, green and red of the Italian Line. Once docked, the camera pan across the Mayflower's superstructure shows the forward funnel painted completely in red. On departure, the ship's livery is back to that of the Italian Line, and the Mayflower's bow bears the real-life name of a crack pre-war Italian liner, the Conte di Savoia. See more »

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Soundtracks

Spring Came Back to Vienna
(uncredited)
Written by Janice Torre, Fred Spielman and Fritz Rotter
Sung by Jane Powell and Chorus
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A fun cruise
30 July 2009 | by ryancmSee all my reviews

MGM's musicals are meant to be enjoyed and this one sure is. Simple plot of daughter of captain (JANE POWELL and GEORGE BRENT) stows away on his liner. Typical funny business and misunderstandings pursue and it all comes out just fine in the end. But of course!! Remember, LUXURY LINER is an MGM entertainment, not message film. JANE POWELL excel is her performance and the beautfiful FRANCES GIFFORD (whom I never head of) is one great leading lady. Wish she had made more films. Good music helps this unbelievable story line just fine. There seems to have been some footage left on the cutting room floor as a couple of scenes don't make sense, and where does JANE get all that wardrobe when she stows away with a shirt and pair of jeans?? Oh well, again, remember, it's an MGM musical. Doesn't have to make sense, just entertain, which it certainly does. A must see for fans of this ilk.


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