6.6/10
323
16 user 5 critic

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)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A feisty retiree plays peacemaker for a young couple.

Director: Peter Godfrey
Stars: Anne Shirley, James Craig, Charles Coburn
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The nearly-final divorce of the Halsworths suddenly gets complicated when Miriam's old flame comes to town.

Director: Richard Sale
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Macdonald Carey, Zachary Scott
Born to Sing (1942)
Action | Crime | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Show promoter Cartwright has stolen the songs that Frank wrote while he was in the big house. The boys go to Cartwright to get Frank credit for his work, and Cartwright has them arrested ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Leo Gorcey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Herbert Harris is a traveling salesman who makes his way into a remote Italian village to sell his wares. There, he finds many single and attractive women who all pursue him madly. He ... See full summary »

Director: George Pollock
Stars: Eric Sykes, Scilla Gabel, John Le Mesurier
My Gal Sal (1942)
Biography | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society, writing one hit song after another. ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Victor Mature, John Sutton
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Young man fights off attempts to marry him off to a series of available girls. Intersting glimpses of London in 1930.

Director: Alexander Korda
Stars: Roland Young, George Grossmith, John Loder
Tish (1942)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Letitia "Tish" Carberry, an eccentric New England spinster, lives with her nephew, Charlie Sands, and her two cronies, Aggie Pilkington and Lizzie Wilkins, live in a near-by boarding house.... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon
Stars: Marjorie Main, Zasu Pitts, Aline MacMahon
Stranded (1935)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A construction engineer with a heart of steel courts a social worker with a heart of gold, while fighting a protection racketeer that tries to derail the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Patricia Ellis
April Showers (1948)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A married couple who have a song-and-dance act in vaudeville are in trouble. Their struggling act is going nowhere, they're almost broke and they have to do something to get them back on ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern
Stars: Jack Carson, Ann Sothern, Robert Alda
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A banker urges his daughter to elope and pretends to know the U.S. vice president.

Director: Charles E. Roberts
Stars: Leon Errol, Mildred Coles, Kenneth Howell
Jewel Robbery (1932)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The descendent of a ghost imprisoned for cowardice hopes to free the spirit by displaying courage when under duress.

Directors: Jules Dassin, Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

All aboard for tropic nights of romance and revelry! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

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 »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In her autobiography, Jane Powell says that years later, she reconnected with George Brent who would occasionally court her. He proposed marriage and she turned him down, because she wasn't interested in getting married again. Brent was upset with her when she married James Fitzgerald in 1965. 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 »

Connections

Featured in Private Screenings: Jane Powell (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Back to Sorrento
(uncredited)
Music by Ernesto De Curtis
English Lyrics by Claude Aveling
Sung by Lauritz Melchior
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I find it impossible not to like
17 May 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The story may be schmaltzy, but this movie is so charming and refreshing I find it impossible not to like. It looks lovely, with evergreen cinematography, beautiful costumes and lovingly-rendered ship. And the music is like a treasure trove, just utterly amazing to listen to, The Peanut Vendor and Wintersturme are particularly wonderful. The movie runs 98 minutes or so, and for me it is a 98 minutes well spent, the film does move briskly and is full of charm, exuberance and freshness. The direction is able, as is the script. And yes I loved the performances, Jane Powell is just a gem in this film. She looks utterly gorgeous with a darling, beautiful face and she sings wonderfully. Her duets with Lauritz Melchoir are lovely, he may have the stronger voice but she blends pretty well with him. George Brent is more than a pretty face as well, he is funny and he is cute, and Lauritz Melchoir as Olaf Eriksen(aka. My Sinatra) is a sheer delight. Hardly surprising as here he has a homely and warm presence with a huge ringing voice, no wonder he was considered one of the greatest Wagnerian tenors of the twentieth century because his Wintersturme was really powerful. Overall, a real treasure with wonderful music and performances. 10/10 Bethany Cox


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed