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The Student Prince (1954)

The Student Prince (1954)

The Student Prince




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Faithfully adapted from Romberg's light opera, this lush musical tells the story of the love affair between the Prince of Heidelberg and a lovely barmaid. Though actor Edmond Purdom essayed the part of the Prince, his singing voice was dubbed by the great tenor Mario Lanza.more
Rating: G
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: William Ludwig, Sonya Levien
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 18, 1992


Edmund Purdom
as Prince karl Franz
Ann Blyth
as Kathie Ruder
John Ericson
as Count Von Asterburg
Louis Calhern
as King Ferdinand of Ka...
Edmund Gwenn
as Prof. Juttner
S.Z. Sakall
as Joseph Ruder
Betta St John
as Princess Johanna
John Hoyt
as Prime Minister
Roger Allen
as Von Fischtenstein
Steve Rowland
as Feuerwald
Gilbert Legay
as Von Buhler
Archer MacDonald
as Head Corps Servant
John Qualen
as Willie Klauber
Mario Lanza
as Prince Karl (singing...
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Critic Reviews for The Student Prince

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

As stiff and old-fashioned as the detachable collars on the men's shirts.

Full Review… | August 22, 2007
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Purdom lipsincs Lanza, and that is the real attraction of this operetta.

December 19, 2005

July 4, 2005

January 24, 2005
Classic Film and Television

Audience Reviews for The Student Prince


A good old fashioned musical! Anne Blythe was lovely and could sing a gentle song. Edmund Purdom was cute (they said), but couldn't sing, so they dubbed Mario Lanza (excellent tenor). Made in 1954 (I was in college then) about a prince who, as a student in Heidelberg, falls in love with a beautiful bar waitress. Doomed romance, of course, but wonderful music.

Glen Shrope

Lovely Movie loved the musical numbers from Mario Lanza and Anne Blyth shame Lanza couldnt play the prince Edmund Perdom spoiled the part

Myca Young

A fantastic operetta that leaves out the Hollywood ending. Prince Karl takes a break away from his life as a prince to experience life among the students of the University of Heidelberg and in the process learns to become more humble, laugh, build friendships and of course falls in love with a common bar maid. The kings horrible acting skills in sections has always bothered me in this film and the directors lack of recognizing that.

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