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The Princess Comes Across (1936)





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In this film, an enterprising chorus girl from Brooklyn decides to go to Europe so she can make herself seem more exotic. In her new guise, the chorine is returning aboard a Big Apple-bound luxury liner when she encounters an old acquaintance who begins blackmailing her for money.
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Paramount Pictures


Carole Lombard
as Princess Olga (Wanda Nash)
Fred MacMurray
as King Mantell
Alison Skipworth
as Lady Gertrude Allwyn
Porter Hall
as Darcy
George Barbier
as Capt. Nicholls
Lumsden Hare
as Inspector Cragg
Sig Rumann
as Steindorf
Mischa Auer
as Morevitch
Tetsu Komai
as Kawati
Bradley Page
as The Stranger
George Sorel
as Reporter
Jacques Vanaire
as Reporter
Keith Daniels
as Reporter
Jack Raymond
as Reporter
Eddie Dunn
as Reporter
Jack Hatfield
as Reporter
Gaston Glass
as Photographer
Nanette Lafayette
as French Couple
Andre Cheron
as French Couple
Gladden James
as Ship's Official
Charles Fallon
as French Baggage Official
Jean De Briac
as French Baggage Official
Phil Tead
as Jones, the American Newsreel Man
David Clyde
as Assistant Purser
Milburn Stone
as American Reporter
Bennie Bartlett
as Ship's Bellhop
Dick Elliott
as Ship's Surgeon
Creighton Hale
as Officer
George Chandler
as Film Man
Monya Andre
as Woman
Eva Dennison
as Gossip
Tom Herbert
as Cabin Steward
Larry Steers
as Assistant purser
Pat Flaherty
as Officer
Paul Kruger
as Assistant purser
Harry Hayden
as Master of Ceremonies at Ship Variety Show
Edward Keane
as Chief Purser
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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 nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A more than boring film, it astounds me how lovers of 30's films defend them so. The Princess Comes Across is a hopelessly trivial and boring film on an ocean liner. The setting alone is boring let alone the murder plot that pretends to engross us. Carol Lombard might be the diva of film stars back in the day, but she must have got stuck with many a loser films like this one. Wonderful title and very creative, the pricess comes across as a phoney. She has that Swedish accent when she is royalty, with everyone kissing her ass, but behind closed doors she is American all the way. Profoundly disappointing film. Fred MacMurray is the tall bumbling American that chases Lombard, the stuck up royal crab. Of course, they get together, the original Odd Couple.

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

Really enjoyable little movie. I loved Lombard's Garbo impression. Not quite as good as Hands Across the Table, but I'll gladly watch just about anything that involves Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray.

Angela Petteys
Angela Petteys

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