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That Lady in Ermine (1948)

Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army. Her lookalike ancestress Francesca, who saved a similar situation 300 years ... See full summary »

Directors:

Ernst Lubitsch, Otto Preminger (uncredited)

Writer:

Samson Raphaelson (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Francesca / Angelina
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Colonel Ladislas Karolyi Teglas / The Duke
Cesar Romero ... Count Mario
Walter Abel ... Major Horvath / Benvenuto
Reginald Gardiner ... Alberto
Harry Davenport ... Luigi
Virginia Campbell Virginia Campbell ... Theresa
Whit Bissell ... Giulio
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Storyline

Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army. Her lookalike ancestress Francesca, who saved a similar situation 300 years before, comes to life from a portrait to help her descendant. Complicating factor: the newlywed countess feels strangely drawn to the handsome invader... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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GAY, MUSICAL COMEDY...SPARKLING WITH SPICY SITUATIONS! (original ad - all caps)


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1948 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

This Is the Moment See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,484,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,414,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Irene Dunne was considered for the title role before Betty Grable was cast. See more »

Goofs

When she is dancing with Colonel Ladislas Karolyi Teglas / The Duke you can see the trampoline behind the table. See more »

Quotes

Col. Ladislas Karolyi Teglas: If one is in love, one doesn't need an umbrella.
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Connections

Referenced in Let's Go to the Movies (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Ooh! What I'll Do (To That Wild Hungarian)
(uncredited)
Written by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics Leo Robin
Sung by Betty Grable and chorus
Danced by Betty Grable and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
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Betty hits rock bottom
29 October 2007 | by dougandwinSee all my reviews

Let me start out by saying that I used to really like Betty Grable, particularly from "Down Argentine Way", but by the time she got around to this disaster, she had also got "round" and frankly the whole film was an embarrassment. Costarred with Douglas Fairbanks JNr (who must have been fairly desperate) the story was bad, the colours good, and the film far too long. It had some of the old standbys in it like Harry Davenport and Reginald Gardiner to try and stimulate interest but with no success. The music score was woeful, and I have to say not one tune was memorable in any way....as I was such a fan of Miss Grable, I always wish I had never seen this one!


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