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Luxury Liner (1948)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 11 April 1949 (Sweden)
A young girl stows away aboard a luxury liner which is full of musical stars--and which her father just happens to be the captain.

Director:

Richard Whorf

Writers:

Gladys Lehman (screenplay), Richard Connell (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
George Brent ... Captain Jeremy Bradford
Jane Powell ... Polly Bradford
Lauritz Melchior ... Olaf Eriksen
Frances Gifford ... Laura Dene
Marina Koshetz ... Zita Romanka
Xavier Cugat ... Xavier Cugat
Thomas E. Breen Thomas E. Breen ... Denis Mulvy
Richard Derr ... Charles G.K. Worton
John Ridgely ... Chief Officer Carver (as John Ridgeley)
The Pied Pipers The Pied Pipers ... Themselves
Connie Gilchrist ... Bertha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
C. Aubrey Smith ... Edward Thorndike
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Storyline

What do you do when you are an effervescent teen called Polly and you have a dad who is the skipper of a luxury liner? You ask him to take you on a cruise to Rio of course. What if Captain Bradford refuses and wants you to stay in your boring boarding-school? You stow away, it goes without saying. What if you want to become a singer? Well, you try to convince an operatic star on board of your singing skills. What if Daddy objects to realizing that her daughter's new friend Laura has a crush on him? Just play Cupid for him.Don't you worry, all will end well! Written by Guy Bellinger

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daughter | stowaway | ship | See All (3) »

Taglines:

All aboard for tropic nights of romance and revelry! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1949 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorable coqueta See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In her autobiography, Jane Powell says that years later, she reconnected with George Brent who would occasionally court her. He proposed marriage and she turned him down, because she wasn't interested in getting married again. Brent was upset with her when she married James Fitzgerald in 1965. See more »

Goofs

Before Polly Bradford (Jane Powell) sings the Peanut Vendor song, the maraca player in the band's front row stands up twice and adjusts his costume both times. See more »

Connections

Featured in Private Screenings: Jane Powell (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Yes, We Have No Bananas
(uncredited)
Written by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn
Sung by The Pied Pipers
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Totally refreshing and delightful music from Powell & Melchoir!
15 March 2006 | by mewakeSee all my reviews

On a windy, cold March afternoon I loved hearing Lauritz Melchoir, one of the great tenors, a formidable fore-runner to today's tenors. He was able to relate, even in film, his great joy in life and music - a skill that would well serve many of today's artists.

Ms. Powell is as refreshing in this role as the day she performed it. Todays youth can learn from the standards of that era. Her natural talent has always been remarkable both as a singer and actress in later years.

This motion picture joins many of the delightful films of both Ms. Powell and Mr.Melchoir as a part of a heritage and history in the industry we must cherish.

It is good to be reminded in these difficult days in our world that we can still find joy in the moment and seize these pleasant opportunities to reflect on happier times.


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