The Prince and the Showgirl

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Released 1957

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Director:
Laurence Olivier
Released:
1957
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The Prince and the Showgirl brings together one of the most revered British actors of the 20th century and a beloved American blonde for a frothy romantic comedy. On the eve of 1911 coronation of King George, European royalty has traveled to London for the ceremony, including Charles, the Prince-Regent of Carpatha (Laurence Olivier). While visiting the Coconut Girl club, he falls for Elsie (Marilyn Monroe), a clumsy American actress, and invites her to his embassy. The lovely Elsie, who secretly understands the German being spoken around her, gets involved in the political and family complications and soon the Balkan prince comes to understand she is more than just a pretty face. Though Oliver and Monroe famously did not get along on the set, they share a charming chemistry of two opposites, both attracted and irritated by the other. Oliver directed this 1957 film, with Monroe producing the picture under her newly formed production company.

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Comedy, Drama

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Love & Romance, Classics, 50s, Romantic Comedy