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on 8 November 2015
I know the play and recall seeing a production of it on television.
Marilyn Monroe simply glows all through and acts like a natural with the lines she is given. her dresses are as tight as the costumiers could make them and she makes them look very good. Not that any woman in 1911 would have been seen dead in anything so curve hugging.
Poor Olivier. He does his best not to look embarassed. he is too old and his decision to try a strong 'Carpathian' accent was ill-advised; it obscures his character and distracts from the viewers pleasure. What is worse is that he is given far too much screen time to the detriment of the film. it sort of fizzles out inexplicably and lacks the solid common sense of the play. Pity.
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on 23 January 2018
Made in 1957 this is a story of an American showgirl who innocently gets mixed up in political intrigue. Laurence Olivier plays Grand Duke Charles of Carpathia who tries, along with other members of his family, to stop a liaison between Marilyn Monroe, who plays a music hall actress, and his son, the country's present 16 year old king, played by Jeremy Spencer. Written by Terence Rattigan and with a cast including Sybil Thorndike, Jean Kent and Richard Wattis this is a very enjoyable watch
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on 8 August 2014
A film every Marilyn fan or indeed those who love cinematic history should see. This film is perhaps better known for the stories off screen than within the film itself. This is very well documented, and has of course been the basis of a film 'My Week with Marilyn'. I would recommend seeing this film without being too knowledgeable about the back story, which I was the opposite of. Nonetheless I enjoyed both Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier's performances, both among the great icons of cinema for sure.
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on 21 October 2017
Such a feel good film and all the actors are SO GOOD what is more you can hear EVERY WORD!!
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on 8 March 2013
Then movie showed its age, and its stage origins, with rather dodgy painted backdrops for outside scenes. However, Marilyn was as usual delightful, while Olivier gave his usual mastery. a movie to watch for the delight of Marilyn, which should be watched along with "My week with Marilyn", a true story of her and a director while on the set of Prince and the Showgirl.
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on 21 October 2015
I bought "my week with Marilyn" which is a filme about the making of this film! The two are a great pairing!! Love Monroe? You can't go wrong!! Arrived quickly! Love it!!
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on 7 May 2017
considering the problems with Laurence Oliver and his STAR Quality - she performed extremely at the top of her career.
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on 4 April 2016
Marilyn is never sexier than when she does her little dance to the garden market stall musical organ machine here.
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on 3 November 2015
Love the humour, love the actors, particularly Laurence Olivier and love the setting of the film! Definitely recommend this film to everybody.
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on 17 April 2017
Some of my favourite stars. Good value.
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