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Luxury Liner (1948)

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:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1949 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorable coqueta See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 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

In the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, the Danish tenor Lauritz Melchior was generally considered the world's preeminent performer of Wagner's big heldentenor (heroic tenor) roles, such as Siegmund, Siegfried, Lohengrin, Walther von Stolzing, Tristan, Tannhauser, and Parsifal. Numerous recordings of him singing these roles are available. See more »

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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

Yes, We Have No Bananas
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Written by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn
Sung by The Pied Pipers
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Cruise south of the border
26 January 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Jane Powell steps into a role that a decade earlier Deanna Durbin was playing over at Univeral Pictures and making great money at it. Little wholesome Miss Fixit who solves everyone's problems before the film is over and the audience gets a cadenza or two.

Luxury Liner has Jane an opera aspiring daughter of passenger liner captain George Brent. There's an opera festival in Rio and Jane just has to go and the captain says no. What to do, simply stow away, especially with the great tenor Lauritz Melchior on board.

In fact besides Jane and Melchior we also have the Pied Pipers late of the Tommy Dorsey orchestra and the ship's orchestra is that of Xavier Cugat which is perfect for a cruise south of the border. As you can see the musical guests run quite a gamut of musical taste.

Luxury Liner is a nice easy to take musical and quite frankly I miss the days when young teen stars had a great singing range like Deanna Durbin, Jane Powell, Susanna Foster, Gloria Jean. We haven't heard arias from teen mouths in decades.


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