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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 »

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Complete credited cast:
... Princess Alexandra
... Prince Albert
... Dr. Nicholas Agi
... Queen Maria Dominika
... Princess Beatrix
... Father Carl Hyacinth
... Caesar
... Symphorosa
... George
Christopher Cook ... Arsene
... Capt. Wunderlich
... Countess Sibenstoyn
... 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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Svanen  »

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2.35 : 1
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This was Sir Alec Guinness's first American film. See more »

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Queen Maria Dominika: [to Beatrix, about Napoleon] My dear I have a book. I shall send it to you, it's most comforting. It proves conclusively that Napoleon never existed!
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Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.34 (1956) See more »

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Good melodrama
4 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Excellent romantic interlude film, with shining performances of a wonderful, witty, and intelligent story and script. Sad and funny.

Guinness is perfection as the gentlemanly "fish" prince, and Jourdan and Kelly convince as lovers separated by circumstances of birth. Realistic, somwhat perplexing conclusion with a lovely soliloquy delivered with style by Guinness. A delight!


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