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The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

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Release Date: Jun 13, 1957 Wide

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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

Jan 8, 2002

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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.

August 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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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.

August 4, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Fascinating on several levels, particularly pairing of Olivier and Monroe.

February 19, 2008
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slow, olivier and marilyn never really connect
July 12, 2007
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Lawrence Olivier never looks comfortable in this unconvincing comedy of manners. Not my cup of tea.
April 9, 2007
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Just for Olivier
June 11, 2008
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