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Thrill of a Romance (1945)

Thrill of a Romance (1945)

Thrill of a Romance





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This aquatic musical is set at a mountain resort in the beautiful Sierra Nevadas where a heroic Army Air Corpsman has come for a vacation. There he falls in love with the lovely swimming instructor, who is unfortunately newly married to a rather stodgy businessman. The mayhem begins when her new husband is called to Washington on urgent business. Songs include: "Please Don't Say No, Say Maybe," "I Should Care," "Lonely Night," "Vive L'Amour," "Schubert's Serenade" and "The Thrill Of A Romance."more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Gladys Lehman, Richard Connell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 6, 2009


Van Johnson
as Maj. Thomas Milvaine
Esther Williams
as Cynthia Glenn
Lauritz Melchior
as Nils Knudsen
Frances Gifford
as Maude Bancroft
Henry Travers
as Hobart Glenn
Spring Byington
as Nona Glenn
Carleton Young
as Robert G. Delbar
Donald Curtis
as K.O. Karny
Billy House
as Dr. Tove
Ethel Griffies
as Mrs. Fenway
Carli Elinor
as Gypsy Orchestra Lead...
Thurston Hall
as J.P. Bancroft
Alex Novinsky
as Chess Player
Stuart Holmes
as Chess Player
Tim Murdock
as Naval Ensign
Jean Porter
as Ga-ga Bride
Frank Ferguson
as Hotel Clerk
Selmer Jackson
as Hotel Clerk
Selmar Jackson
as Hotel Clerk
Dagmar Oakland
as Guest at Reception
Arno Frey
as Headwaiter
Dick Earle
as Mr. Carter
Robert E. O'Connor
as Mr. Vemmering
Jack Baxley
as Detective
Ray Goulding
as Dance Extra
Art Buehler
as Chauffeur
Jack Shea
as Donald Curtis' Divin...
Ruth Nurmi
as Esther Williams' Div...
Henry H. Daniels Jr.
as Canadian Flier
Douglas Cowan
as Canadian Flier
Fulton Burley
as Canadian Flier
Wally Boag
as Canadian Flier
Phil Hanna
as Canadian Flier
Joe Sullivan
as Canadian Flier
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Pleasant Esther Williams romance, with the usual mashup of classical and pop music ("I Should Care"), courtesy of producer Joe Pasternak; Met star Lauritz Melchior's feature film debut.


When I think of Ester Williams I think of the water version of a Busby Berkeley musical. Well, not here, and I found Ester Williams not that off as an actor. Actually, enjoyable. I also loved hearing Lauritz Melchior, the opera singer popular in the fifties, and loved by my mother. Worth a rental or an afternoon.


** (out of four)

Pretty typical Esther Williams fluff where she falls for a dashing man, played by Van Johnson. Along with a big group of singers and swingers, the group tear it up at Yosemite National Park in California.

Nothing too inspiring here.

Steve Smith

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