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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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Taglines:

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

Director Ernst Lubitsch died early in production; Otto Preminger completed the film. 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

This Is the Moment
(uncredited)
Written by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics Leo Robin
Sung by Betty Grable and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
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Fluffy musical set in 19th c. Balkan neverland
9 November 2000 | by kate-143See all my reviews

In 1948 this was my all-time favorite movie. Betty Grable's costumes were so ravishing that I wanted to grow up to be her and dress like that. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., was irresistible as the dashing Hungarian officer. Silly and fluffy as this movie might appear at first, when I was eight years old it seemed to me to say something important about relations between men and women. I saw it again the other day; I was surprised to find that it still did.


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