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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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What a love affair between LANA TURNER and the famed former star of "South Pacific" EZIO PINZA See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

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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

Lana Turner's singing voice was dubbed by Trudy Erwin. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Andiamo
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Ezio Pinza and Lana Turner (dubbed by Trudy Erwin)
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5 October 2007 | by gkeith_1See all my reviews

I had heard of Ezio Pinza. I understand he was a retired opera singer when this movie was made. As a singer myself, I enjoyed hearing him sing, with his beautiful booming voice. I had heard he played Emile de Becque in "South Pacific".

I have heard so many bad and put-downish things about Lana Turner, but in this movie I find her pleasant, beautiful and intelligent. I enjoyed watching her tie up her turban, thinking that the red color was so garish. But in the next minute, however, when she put on the red cloak all of a sudden the entire outfit made sense and actually looked stunning. I liked the many dresses and sophisticated, colorful high heel shoes she wore in this movie.

Debbie Reynolds was annoyingly perky-perky-perky, but fun. Marjorie Main played a typical domestic persona that I had seen in "Meet Me in Saint Louis". Here again, Marjorie is not playing Ma Kettle.

I liked this movie.


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