The good times for Lana Turner at MGM were well and truly over when she was assigned to star in a minor "masterpiece" entitled MR. IMPERIUM. It's not so surprisingly one of the lesser titles in Lana Turner's resume. Not even her beauty and charm can save this lumbering turkey of a musical.
Turner plays Fredda Barlo, an American cabaret star who becomes romanced by a down-to-earth member of European royalty--known simply as Mr. Imperium (and played by talented opera basso Ezio Pinza). Featured in thankless supporting roles are Debbie Reynolds and Marjorie Main.
Fans of musicals are likely to enjoy it (despite a song about "presto anti-pasto"--what the...?). There's a reason why this movie is now in Public Domain.