Princess O'Rourke (Full Screen)
Warner Archive Collection (series)
When a European diplomat is named ambassador to the United States, he relocates to Washington, D.C. with his niece, Princess Maria, where he hopes she'll meet an eligible American bachelor.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: May 5, 2009
- Originally Released: 1943
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Olivia de Havilland, Robert Cummings, Jane Wyman, Charles Coburn & Jack Carson|
|Directed by||Norman Krasna|
|Screenwriting by||Norman Krasna|
|Composition by||Frederick Hollander, E.Y. Harburg, Arthur Schwartz & Ira Gershwin|
|Director of Photography:||Ernest Haller|
Description by OLDIES.com:
When a European diplomat is named ambassador to the United States, he relocates to Washington, D.C., with his niece, Princess Maria, where he hopes she'll meet an eligible American bachelor. On a side trip by plane to San Francisco, Maria takes a tranquilizer to settle her nerves, passes out in mid-flight, and is out for hours. The pilot, Eddie O'Rourke, volunteers to put her up at his place for the night, and when Maria awakens, she is taken with Eddie's decency and charm, and it is love at first sight. However, Maria's uncle was hoping for her to meet someone higher up the social ladder than a pilot, and the couple has an uphill battle getting him to consent to their wedding. Starring, Academy Award-winner Olivia De Havilland as the princess, Emmy Award-winner Robert Cummings as the pilot, and Academy Award-winner Charles Coburn as the uncle. An Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay.
A princess finds love with a regular American Joe in this patriotic romantic comedy. A European diplomat (Charles Coburn) is named an ambassador to the U.S., and when he relocates to Washington D.C., he's accompanied by his niece, Princess Maria (Olivia de Havilland). Maria's uncle hopes that she'll meet an eligible American bachelor during her visit, since potential husbands are in short supply at home. Maria tires of her uncle's attempts at matchmaking, and when he suggests that she take a side trip to San Francisco, she leaps at the chance. However, Maria has a fear of flying, and when she's given tranquilizers to settle her nerves, she passes out in mid-flight. Maria is down for the count when bad weather forces the flight to return to Washington, and pilot Eddie O'Rourke (Robert Cummings) volunteers to put her up for the night. When Maria comes to, she's struck by Eddie's decency and charm, and it's love at first sight for them. However, Maria's uncle was hoping for someone higher up the social ladder than a pilot, and the lovebirds have an uphill battle getting him to consent to their wedding. No one seems sure if it's actually President Franklin D. Roosevelt appearing in the film's final scenes or just an impersonator, but apparently FDR's dog Fala did actually play himself.
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