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Title The prince and the showgirl [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; screenplay by Terence Rattigan ; produced and directed by Laurence Olivier.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2002]


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Description 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957.
Special features: Cast and crew [text feature]; announcement newsreel (b&w) (1 min.); theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Contents Credits -- His future charge -- Regent visits -- Invitation -- Forms of address -- Elsie arrives ... and nearly leaves -- Enter the Regent -- Indelicate call -- King Nicholas and the Queen dowager -- Princely pass fumble -- Seduction scenario -- Unwelcome messenger -- Coronation morning -- "Better an old hat than a bare head" -- "This is the morning" -- Charming dance, sinister plot -- My Regent; where she wakes up -- Order of Perseverance -- To the Abbey -- Coronation -- Language barrier -- Coronation ball -- Plan for two suppers -- Trapping a fox -- "I Found a Dream" -- Hocus-pocus -- Au revoir -- Parting advice -- Royal mementos -- Cast list.
Credits Director of photography, Jack Cardiff ; editor, Jack Harris ; music composed by Richard Addinsell.
Cast Marilyn Monroe (Elsie), Laurence Olivier (Regent), Sybil Thorndike (Queen Dowager), Richard Wattis (Northbrook), Jeremy Spenser (King Nicolas), David Horne (Foreign Office), Harold Goodwin (Call boy), Gladys Henson (Dresser), Jean Kent (Maisie Springfield), Charles Victor (Theater manager), Daphne Anderson (Fanny), Vera Day (Betty), Gillian Owen (Maggie), Esmond Knight (Hoffman), Paul Hardwick (Major domo), Rosamund Greenwood (Maud), Andrea Melandrinos (Valet with violin), Margot Lister (Lottie), Dennis Edwards (Head valet), Aubrey Dexter (Ambassador), Maxine Audley (Lady Sunningdale).
Summary London, 1911 and the coronation of George V is upcoming. Many of the worlds dignitaries are turning up for the event, including Prince Charles, the Regent of Carpathia, is running the country until his son King Nicolas comes of age in eighteen months. Nicolas is pro-German. Charles is pro-English. This would be unimportant but Carpathia has the fourth best army in Europe, and the young man is getting impatient. In an attempt to curry favor with the Prince, he is treated to a trip to see a musical, where he meets actress Elsie Marina. He has an appreciative eye for showgirls, but he gets more than he bargained for with Elsie. Introduced to the eccentric Queen Dowager, Elsie's unfamiliarity with royal protocol and manners charms her thoroughly, and Elsie ends up being made lady in waiting, and attends the coronation.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue, optional English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, or Korean subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Nobility -- Drama.
Showgirls -- Drama.
Coronations -- Drama.
Social classes -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
English drama -- 20th century -- Film adaptations.
London (England) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Romantic comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Greene, Milton H. Producer.
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989. Actor. Director. Producer.
Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962. Actor.
Thorndike, Sybil, Dame, 1882-1976. Actor.
Wattis, Richard. Actor.
Spenser, Jeremy, 1937- Actor.
Horne, David, 1898-1970. Actor.
Kent, Jean, 1921-2013. Actor.
Victor, Charles, 1896-1965. Actor.
Anderson, Daphne, 1922-2013. Actor.
Day, Vera, 1935- Actor.
Knight, Esmond, 1906-1987. Actor.
Hardwick, Paul, 1918-1983. Actor.
Lister, Margot. Actor.
Edwards, Dennis, 1916- Actor.
Audley, Maxine. Actor.
Rattigan, Terence. Sleeping Prince.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 079075312X
Standard No. 085391115427
Music No. 11154 Warner Home Video

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