The Princess Comes Across

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The Princess Comes Across
William K. Howard, 1936
USA | English | 76 minutes

Seamlessly blending mistaken-identity romance with high-seas whodunit, this charming caper from William K. Howard has it all. Hoping to land a movie contract, Brooklyn girl Wanda Nash (the ever-game Carole Lombard) dons her best Garbo accent and pretends to be Swedish Princess Olga while crossing the Atlantic. Unbeknownst to her, she’s picked a boat full of blackmailers, thieves and con men—not to mention Fred MacMurray as the cool concertina-playing bandleader King Mantell.

Series: Cinematic Passages: Ocean Liners on Screen

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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