The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)




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The title of the Anglo-American The Prince and the Showgirl could well have alluded to the genuine stations in life of stars Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. Based on the Terence Rattigan play +The Sleeping Prince, the film casts Olivier as Charles, prince regent of Carpathia, who is in London to attend the 1911 coronation of King George V. Monroe is deceptively dizzy American chorus girl Elsie Marina, who while performing in a West End revue catches Charles' eye. The prince arranges for … More

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Terence Rattigan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 8, 2002
Warner Bros.


as The Regent

as The Queen Dowager

as Northbrooke

as King Nicholas

as Major Domo

as The Ambassador

as Lady Sunningdale

as Valet with Violin

as Maisie Springfield

as Betty

as Theatre Manager

as The Foreign Officer

as Head Valet

as Dresser

as Valet with Violin

as Call Boy
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Critic Reviews for The Prince and the Showgirl

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Genial but Dull and heavy-handed Ruritarian comedy that co-stars the 50-year-old British stage great Olivier with the 30-year-old American Hollywood sex queen Marilyn Monroe.

Full Review… | August 6, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Despite the star caliber, it's a minor movie--a curiosity--for both actor-director Olivier and star-producer Monroe, in large part due to the weaknesses of the source material and direction.

Full Review… | August 4, 2012

Audience Reviews for The Prince and the Showgirl


slow, olivier and marilyn never really connect

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Lawrence Olivier never looks comfortable in this unconvincing comedy of manners. Not my cup of tea.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

Just for Olivier

Audrey Lush

Super Reviewer

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