- ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: April 22, 2014
- Originally Released: 1940
- Label: Warner Bros.
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Description by OLDIES.com:
After a food spill ruins the haute couture fashion she's supposed to model at an elegant charity soiree, ex-shopgirl Irene O'Dare (Anna Neagle) puts on a vintage blue gown that belonged to her late mother. The dress -- showcased in a rich Technicolor sequence -- becomes a sensation. So does lrene when the buzz goes round the party that she's a royal heiress. Her shop manager, eager to exploit the gossip and sell more dresses, adds to the illusion by putting her up at a Park Avenue address. But lrene's would-be Prince Charming (Ray Milland), who knows her secret, isn't fond of the charade.
This charming, gossamer-winged tale of Cinderella wish fulfillment originates from the 1919 stage hit that for two decades held the Broadway record for most performances. The Dandridge Sisters, including the pre-stardom Dorothy Dandridge, are in the film's jubilant, Harlem-based "Alice Blue Gown" song-and-dance sequence.