Rosalie (1937)





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More burdened with leaden production numbers than plot, Rosalie took Sigmund Romberg and George Gershwin's 1928 Broadway hit, threw out most of the songs, including "How Long Has This Been Going On?," but retained the spindly story of the incognito Princess Rosalie of Romanza (Eleanor Powell), who falls head-over-heels in love with All-American Dick Thorpe (Nelson Eddy), although she finds him conceited at first. But Dick gallantly flies to Romanza where the crooning Charles Lindbergh lands in the middle of yet another comic opera revolution. Rosalie, of course, is engaged to someone else, but after a series of misadventures and a colossal closing number, the star-crossed lovers decide to settle down together in democratic America. Cole Porter was hired to write a new score and Eleanor Powell, Nelson Eddy, and newcomer Ilona Massey perform "I've Got a Strange New Rhythm in My Heart," "Why Should I Care?," "Spring Love is in the Air," "It's all Over but the Shouting," "Who Knows?," "To Love and Not to Love," and, most memorably, "In the Still of the Night." ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi
Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Eleanor Powell
as Rosalie
Ray Bolger
as Bill
Ilona Massey
as Brenda
Reginald Owen
as Chancellor
George Zucco
as Gen. Maroff
Virginia Grey
as Mary Callahan
Tom Rutherford
as Prince Paul
Janet Beecher
as Miss Baker
Clay Clement
as Capt. Banner
Oscar O'Shea
as Mr. Callahan
William Demarest
as Army's Coach
Rush Hughes
as Announcer
Wallis Clark
as Major Prentice
Richard Tucker
as Col. Brandon
Jerry Colonna
as 2nd Officer Joseph
Wilson Benge
as Steward
Pierre Watkin
as Supt. of Academy
Tommy Bond
as Mickey
Purnell Pratt
as Ship's Captain
Ricca Allen
as Schoolteacher
Al Shean
as Herman Schmidt
Frank Du Frane
as Superintendent's Aide
Ocean Claypool
as Lady in Waiting
Kay Aldridge
as Lady in Waiting
Edward Earle
as Navy Officer
George Magrill
as Assistant Army Coach
Lane Chandler
as Army Coach
Max Davidson
as Chamberlain
Harry Semels
as Conspirator
Roy Barcroft
as Conspirator
John Picorri
as Conspirator
Sidney Bracey
as Conspirator
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January 9, 2013

Audience Reviews for Rosalie

Gargantuan MGM musical wears out its welcome quickly, but still managed to make money based on Eddy & Powell, who were at the height of their popularity. Cole Porter's score includes the title tune and "In the Still of the Night."

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

Some nice songs and lavish production numbers with Eleanor dancing like a dervish. Both Frank Morgan and Edna May Oliver are very amusing but that block of wood Nelson Eddy in the lead brings the whole thing to a grinding halt whenever he's on screen. Truly the man is so stiff you would think his head would break off if he turns it too fast!

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

It's predictable and there are some annoying songs, but it has some charm, and the actors are okay. Overall an alright movie.

Aj V
Aj V

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