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The Prince and the Showgirl
- Marilyn Monroe

Overview - Laurence Olivier is the Carpathian prince visiting England for the coronation of George V. Marilyn Monroe is Elsie Marina, an American actress doing a musical review at a nearby theater. When an old flame of the prince's turns out to be Elsie's boss at the theater, their paths cross--and Elsie's determined not to let them uncross.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Laurence Olivier is the Carpathian prince visiting England for the coronation of George V. Marilyn Monroe is Elsie Marina, an American actress doing a musical review at a nearby theater. When an old flame of the prince's turns out to be Elsie's boss at the theater, their paths cross--and Elsie's determined not to let them uncross. After the prince confirms her worst fear--that he's interested only in a quick seduction--she nonetheless finds herself falling for him. As his mother-in-law takes a shine to Elsie, she finds herself attending every official function of the coronation--to the chagrin of the prince and her jealous boss. The crusty prince must decide whether to let love into his duty-bound life, and Elsie must decide if happily-ever-after ever really comes true. Olivier shines in his dour, bumbling straight-man role, while Monroe is at her charming, luminous, naive best.

Cast List

Richard Addinsell - Film score composer, DANGEROUS MOONLIGHT/THE PRINCE AND...
Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Sir Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Lord Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Jack Harris - British Editor\D. 1971
Jeremy Spenser - British Actor
Esmond Knight - British Character Actor
Paul Hardwicke - British Actor
Muir Mathieson - Conductor/ Music Director
Terence Rattigan - Playwright
Sir Terence Rattigan - Playwright
Rosamund Greenwood
Jack Cardiff - British director of photography, director
Sybil Thorndike - British Stage Actress
Dame Sybil Thorndike - British Stage Actress
Maxine Audley - British Actress
Marilyn Monroe - American actress, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
Norma Jean Mortenson - American actress, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 117
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929244126
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: January 2013

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Synopsis:
This modern Cinderella story teams Marilyn Monroe with Laurence Olivier in an unlikely story of romance between a visiting European potentate and a lowly but attractive British showgirl. The English government, anxious to please the influential leader, helps push the two together--despite the beautiful young woman's confusion and protests in the early stages of the courtship.

Notes:
The film was shot at Pinewood Studios in London. Tension abounded on the set. Monroe was nervous and insecure at working with the legendary British actor; Olivier found her unprofessionalism and neediness tiresome; and Olivier's then-wife, Vivien Leigh, was consumed with jealousy throughout the production. Monroe spends most of the film in a form-fitting, borderline-too-small white evening dress completely anachronistic to the period. (The film is set in 1911.) In 1975, Britain's equivalent of the Tony awards were named the Oliviers.

 
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