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The Prince and the Showgirl (13-Jun-1957)

Director: Laurence Olivier

Writer: Terence Rattigan

From a play: The Sleeping Prince by Terence Rattigan

Music Composed by: Richard Addinsell

Producer: Laurence Olivier

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

Grand Duke Charles, Prince Regent of Carpathia, widower, has a brief romance with American showgirl Elsie Marina while visiting London in 1911. In 18 months the regency will be ended and Charles' son Nicholas will accede to the throne; if Carpathia switches allegiances, the precarious military situation in Europe may become imbalanced and precipitate open warfare. Quirky film has Marilyn Monroe romancing Laurence Olivier.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jean Kent
29-Jun-1921 30-Nov-2013 The Browning Version
Esmond Knight
4-May-1906 23-Feb-1987 The River
Marilyn Monroe
1-Jun-1926 5-Aug-1962 Some Like It Hot
Laurence Olivier
22-May-1907 11-Jul-1989 Shakespearean actor
Sybil Thorndike
24-Oct-1882 9-Jun-1976 English stage actress
Richard Wattis
25-Feb-1912 1-Feb-1975 English comic actor


Marilyn Monroe   ...   Elsie
Laurence Olivier   ...   The Regent
Sybil Thorndike   ...   The Queen Dowager
Richard Wattis   ...   Northbrook
Jeremy Spenser   ...   King Nicolas
David Horne   ...   The Foreign Office
Harold Goodwin   ...   Call Boy
Gladys Henson   ...   Dresser
Jean Kent   ...   Masie Springfield
Charles Victor   ...   Theatre 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   ...   The Ambassador
Maxine Audley   ...   Lady Sunningdale


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