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Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding. They travel by ship where... See more »

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Tom Bowen
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Ellen Bowen
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Lord John Brindale
Sarah Churchill ...
Anne Ashmond
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Irving Klinger / Edgar Klinger
Albert Sharpe ...
James Ashmond
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bea Allen ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
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Specialty in 'What a Lovely Day for a Wedding' Number (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Ellen's Maid (uncredited)
Francis Bethencourt ...
Charles Gordon (uncredited)
Jack Boyle ...
Dancer (uncredited)
William Cabanne ...
Dick (uncredited)
Gary Casteel ...
Child singer (uncredited)
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Steward (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ...
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
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Telephone Operator #1 (uncredited)
Carmen Clifford ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Royal Attendant (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ...
Backstage Guest (uncredited)
Joan Dale ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
Jack Daley ...
Pop (uncredited)
Towyna Dally ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Italia DeNubila ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
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Woman in Carriage with Lord John (uncredited)
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Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
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Royal Attendant (uncredited)
James Fairfax ...
Harry (uncredited)
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Backstage Guest (uncredited)
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Cabby (uncredited)
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Backstage Guest (uncredited)
Alex Frazer ...
Chester - Tom's Valet (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Shirley Glickman ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
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Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Betty Hannon ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
Jean Harrison ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
Doreen Hayward ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
John Hedloe ...
Billy (uncredited)
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Stagehand (uncredited)
James Horne Jr. ...
Young Man (uncredited)
Marian Horosko ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
Wendy Howard ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Tommy Hughes ...
Singing Man (uncredited)
Charlotte Hunter ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
Delos Jewkes ...
Specialty in 'What a Lovely Day for a Wedding' Number (uncredited)
Gwen L. Jones ...
Specialty in 'What a Lovely Day for a Wedding' Number (uncredited)
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Backstage Guest (uncredited)
Lucille La Marr ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
Janet Lavis ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
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Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
Judy Lenson ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
Henri Letondal ...
Purser (uncredited)
Judy London ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Richard Lupino ...
Singing Elevator Boy (uncredited)
Stanley Mann ...
Cab Driver (uncredited)
Svetlana McLe ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
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Information Clerk at Dock (uncredited)
Sheila Meyers ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Man at Rehearsal (uncredited)
Phyllis Morris ...
Singing Woman (uncredited)
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Singing Doorman (uncredited)
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Backstage Guest (uncredited)
Kerry O'Day ...
Linda (uncredited)
Jetsy Parker ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
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Onlooker on Street (uncredited)
Albert Pollet ...
Steward (uncredited)
John R. Reilly ...
Pete Cumberly (uncredited)
Ricky Ricardi ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
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Sarah Ashmond (uncredited)
John Rogers ...
Cockney in Pub (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
Pat Simms ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
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Military Officer on Street (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Stagehand (uncredited)
David Thursby ...
Singing Bobby (uncredited)
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Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
Dorothy Tuttle ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
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Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
Dorothea Ward ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
Pat Williams ...
Barbara (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ...
Toasting Drinker at Bar (uncredited)
Helen Winston ...
Telephone Operator #2 (uncredited)
Doris Wolcott ...
Dancer in Haiti Number (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ...
Drinker (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stanley Donen

Written by

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Alan Jay Lerner ... (story)
 
Alan Jay Lerner ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Arthur Freed ... producer

Music by

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Burton Lane
Albert Sendrey ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Robert H. Planck ... director of photography (as Robert Planck)

Film Editing by

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Albert Akst

Art Direction by

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Cedric Gibbons
Jack Martin Smith

Set Decoration by

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Edwin B. Willis ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Helen Rose ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Sydney Guilaroff ... hair styles designer
William Tuttle ... make-up created by (as William J. Tuttle)

Production Management

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Hugh Boswell ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Arvid Griffen ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Alfred E. Spencer ... associate set decorator
Donald P. Desmond ... set constructor (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Douglas Shearer ... recording supervisor
John A. Williams ... sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Warren Newcombe ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Derick Williams ... process shots: London (uncredited)

Music Department

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Johnny Green ... musical director
Alan Jay Lerner ... lyrics by
Skip Martin ... orchestrations
Conrad Salinger ... orchestrations
Robert Franklyn ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Johnny Green ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Albert Sendrey ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Nick Castle ... dances
James Gooch ... Technicolor color consultant
Henri Jaffa ... Technicolor color consultant
Marilyn Christine ... dance assistant (uncredited)
Marjorie Dillon ... dance-in (uncredited)
Donn McElwaine ... publicist (uncredited)
Joe Niemeyer ... dance-in (uncredited)
Dave Robel ... dance assistant (uncredited)
Howard Strickling ... publicity director (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding. They travel by ship where Ellen meets and becomes involved with Lord John Brindale. This causes her to miss a rehearsal. Tom (Astaire) uses the time to dance with a hat rack and gym equipment. Later Tom and Ellen attempt a graceful dance number as the ship rolls. Upon arrival Tom holds auditions and meets Anne. There is much indecision by the siblings about their romantic partners even though they are in-the-clouds. Tom dances on the walls and ceiling of his hotel room. All ends well in this light musical. By the way, there is a vaudeville-style dance number in their show that features slapstick. It's a hoot. Written by Paul Corr

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Also Known As
  • Wedding Bells (United Kingdom)
  • Mariage royal (France)
  • Königliche Hochzeit (Germany)
  • Bodas reales (Spain)
  • Bryllupsklokker (Denmark)
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  • 93 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,590,920 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Fred Astaire and Jane Powell sing "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Love You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life," the longest song title in a Hollywood film See more »
Goofs In street scenes on the day of the wedding, many of the British flags are hung upside down. The wider diagonal white stripe of the Union Flag should always be uppermost next to the top of the flagpole. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1951). See more »
Soundtracks TOO LATE NOW See more »
Quotes Chester: Marriages are very healthy, sir. You see, married men live much longer than bachelors.
Tom Bowen: If that's true, they're only trying to outlive their wives so they can be bachelors again.
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