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The Princess Comes Across (1936)

Passed | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance | 22 May 1936 (USA)
A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a cruise ship.

Director:

William K. Howard

Writers:

Walter DeLeon (screen play), Francis Martin (screen play) | 4 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Carole Lombard ... Princess Olga
Fred MacMurray ... King Mantell
Douglass Dumbrille ... Detective Lorel
Alison Skipworth ... Lady Gertrude
George Barbier ... Captain Nicholls
William Frawley ... Benton
Porter Hall ... Robert M. Darcy
Lumsden Hare ... Detective Cragg
Sig Ruman ... Detective Steindorf (as Sig Rumann)
Mischa Auer ... Detective Morevitch
Bradley Page ... The Stranger
Tetsu Komai Tetsu Komai ... Detective Kawati
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Storyline

A Swedish princess boards an ocean liner in Europe en route to an acting career in America, and finds herself getting inconveniently attached to a bandleader returning home. To complicate matters, a blackmailer on board apparently knows she is not who she claims to be - and he has his sights set on other passengers with secrets of their own. In the meantime an escaped killer has stowed away under someone else's identity, and is killing again to cover his tracks; five international police detectives on board are heading the investigation to find him. When evidence points to the princess and bandleader, they must find the killer themselves - before he finds them. Written by scgary66

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Swedish

Release Date:

22 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Concertina See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Pat Flaherty and Creighton Hale (Officers), André Cheron (French Man) and Larry Steers (Assistant Purser). See more »

Quotes

King Mantell: You ought to know my technique by now. First, flowers. Second, sweet music. Third, a little wine.
Benton: Then I have to find out if there's a husband in town.
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Soundtracks

Pampa Rose
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by George Marion Jr.
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Lombard and MacMurray make a great team
20 April 2000 | by kartraboSee all my reviews

Combining the elements of a great screwball comedy with a murder mystery,Paramount again cast the great team of Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray.Carole a down-on-her-luck publicity hungry actress enlists the aid of wise-cracking hefty Alison Skipworth and together they sail aboard a luxury liner en route to America.Lombard pretending to a Swedish princess befriends Fred MacMurray and pal William Frawley and all four form an uneasy alliance.Matters become complicated when Carole is suspected of murdering a blackmailer who knew her in Brooklyn.A pack of zany international detectives attempt to solve the crime in their bumbling fashion while MacMurray tries to find the murderer before he strikes again. This fine little comedy is ably directed William K. Howard with a wonderful supporting cast led by George Barbier(ship captain) suspects Porter Hall,Douglas Dumbrille,and egocentric detectives Sig Rumann,Mischa Auer,and Tetsu Komai.Surefire fun.


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