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A murderer is hiding aboard the S.S. Mammoth, an ocean liner on its way to New York. But he's not the only passenger who is not what they appear -- for example, Princess Olga of Sweden (Carole Lombard) is not royalty, but a Brooklyn actress named Wanda Nash pretending to be a princess to pursue an acting career. She charms concertina player King Mantell (Fred MacMurray), who is actually an ex-con. Things get more complicated when a blackmailer starts extorting the passengers.

Cast & Crew

Carol Lombard
Princess Olga (Wanda Nash)
Fred MacMurray
King Mantell
Douglas Dumbrille
Inspector Lorel
Walter DeLeon
Writer
Jack Scholl
Original Music
Milan Roder
Original Music
Ted Tetzlaff
Cinematographer
Hans Dreier
Art Direction
Ernst Fegté
Art Direction
Travis Banton
Costume Designer
Harry Scott
Assistant Director
Harold Lewis
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Critic Reviews for The Princess Comes Across

All Critics (2) | Fresh (2)

  • As ever, Lombard elevates the proceedings by being simultaneously beautiful and down-to-earth, balancing comic chops with able handling of the tearful scenes these movies always seemed to hand her.

    April 10, 2021 | Full Review…
  • More fun than a firecracker, less brilliant than a skyrocket, it is a sort of comic pinwheel, slightly off the axle but amusing enough to behold on a hot holiday afternoon.

    June 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Princess Comes Across

  • May 30, 2018
    Paramount Studios liked the money Lombard and MacMurray generated when together and so this is their second of four pairings. This one takes the ocean voyage dream in consideration as a phony Swedish Princess and a rising jazz conductor/concertina player (?!?) must mix reluctant romance with some dastardly mystery aboard ship. Actually not as bad as it sounds, particularly with the welcome addition of recognizable supporting players hamming their usual ethnic types.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 13, 2011
    Charming whimsy with a bit of mystery on the side. Carole and Fred spark off each other very well, with Alison Skipworth and William Frawley adding zip as their companions.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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