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The Prince and the Showgirl

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Original title
The Prince and the Showgirl
Year
Running time
115 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Terence Rattigan
Music
Richard Addinsell
Cinematography
Jack Cardiff
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre
Comedy. Romance | Romantic Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
When Grandduke Charles, the prince-regent of Carpatha, a fictitious Balkan country which could start a European war by switching alliances, visits London for the coronation of the new British king in 1911, and spends his one evening off at the Coconut Girl club, the reputed stickler for protocol is so charmed by a clumsy American understudy that he orders his British attaché to invite her to the embassy for a private supper. Being overlooked and understanding German, she learns of the repressive attitude of the regent and the plans of his reformist, pro-German minor son, king Nicholas, to take over power by surprise, but doesn't dodge and tries to reconcile father and son. The queen-dowager decides to make her lady-in-waiting for the coronation day, so she stays in the picture to everyone else's surprise.
Awards
1957: David di Donatello Awards: Golden Plate (Marilyn Monroe)
1957: BAFTA Awards: 5 Nominations, Including Best Film
1957: National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actress (Sybil Thorndike)
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