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Mr. Imperium (1951)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 2 March 1951 (USA)
A beautiful singer/dancer turned actress and playboy crown prince turned monarch have their clandestine romance interfered with by their changing circumstances.

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Don Hartman

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Edwin H. Knopf (screenplay), Don Hartman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lana Turner ... Fredda Barlo
Ezio Pinza ... Prince Alexis aka Mr. Imperium
Marjorie Main ... Mrs. Cabot
Barry Sullivan ... Paul Hunter
Cedric Hardwicke ... Bernand (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Debbie Reynolds ... Gwen
Ann Codee ... Anna Pelan
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A beautiful singer/dancer turned actress and playboy crown prince turned monarch have their clandestine romance interfered with by their changing circumstances. Written by <condie@cjnetworks.com>

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M-G-M's Singing TECHNICOLOR Romance! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Laisse-moi t'aimer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie turned out to be such a stinker that MGM waited to release it until after Ezio Pinza's second film, Strictly Dishonorable (1951). See more »

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Featured in The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Solamente una vez (You Belong To My Heart)
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Agustín Lara
English lyrics by Ray Gilbert
Sung by Ezio Pinza and Lana Turner (dubbed by Trudy Erwin)
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Check out the Ages of these Actors!!!
12 October 2011 | by elleclarke11See all my reviews

Nothing has changed much in Hollywood, MALE producers still seem to think that the world is full of young women "attracted" to old men. While that is obviously the truth in Hollywood, I can't remember the last time a twenty-something (without a daddy complex) went wild over a 60 year old man. Here we have another example of it on film though with Lana Turner who is barely 30 in this movie and the old fart she falls madly in love with (Ezio Pinza) being 60! Ugh, hard to watch, makes the movie a joke. There is even a line in the movie where a 19 year old Debbie Reynolds says "He is good looking." Right, like "Isn't my Grampa dreamy???" Yuck, enough to make your skin crawl. Unfortunately, the pairing of young women with old men is still the norm in Hollywood, we need MORE women producers to make movies that can offer a bit of a balance...like let's say a Ryan Reynolds falling madly in love with Candice Bergen?


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