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The Swan (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 26 April 1956 (USA)
Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Vidor

Writers:

Ferenc Molnár (play) (as Ferenc Molnar), John Dighton
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Grace Kelly ... Princess Alexandra
Alec Guinness ... Prince Albert
Louis Jourdan ... Dr. Nicholas Agi
Agnes Moorehead ... Queen Maria Dominika
Jessie Royce Landis ... Princess Beatrix
Brian Aherne ... Father Carl Hyacinth
Leo G. Carroll ... Caesar
Estelle Winwood ... Symphorosa
Van Dyke Parks ... George
Christopher Cook Christopher Cook ... Arsene
Robert Coote ... Capt. Wunderlich
Doris Lloyd ... Countess Sibenstoyn
Edith Barrett ... Elsa - Beatrix's Maid
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Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to their palace. Prince Albert has searched all over Europe for a bride and he's bored by the whole courtship routine. He is more interested in the estate's dairy than Alexandra's rose garden. And then he starts playing football with the tutor and Alexandra's brothers. Invite the tutor to the ball that night and watch how gracefully Alexandra dances with him. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Svanen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)| 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Grace Kelly became a real Princess when she married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco the same year that this movie was released. See more »

Quotes

Princess Beatrix: [a soccer ball bounces through a window onto the hallway floor] That tutor. He has no control over the boys whatsoever.
Symphorosa: Nor the ball either.
[sic]
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Connections

Referenced in MGM Parade: Episode #1.31 (1956) See more »

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A lovely Film
5 June 1999 | by Sunset69See all my reviews

Alec Guinness and Grace Kelly and Louis Jourdan make a beautiful trio.

A very beautiful of Princess Alexandra who's to be married with the Crown Prince Albert, and instead falls inlove with the charming,handsome Tutor/Professor Nicholas Agi(Louis Jourdan). There's one choice she has to make: either let down the throne to marry the Professor or to restore the lost throne with the Prince. A good, funny beautiful movie, Two thumbs up!


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