Director: W.S. Van Dyke Cast: Nelson Eddy, Eleanor Powell, Frank Morgan

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More burdened with leaden production numbers than plot, Rosalie took Sigmund Romberg and George Gershwin's 1928 Broadway hit, threw out most of the songs, including "How Long Has This Been Going On?," but retained the spindly story of the incognito Princess Rosalie of Romanza (Eleanor Powell), who falls head-over-heels in love with All-American Dick Thorpe (Nelson Eddy), although she finds him conceited at first. But Dick gallantly flies to Romanza where the crooning Charles Lindbergh lands in the middle of yet another comic opera revolution. Rosalie, of course, is engaged to someone else, but after a series of misadventures and a colossal closing number, the star-crossed lovers decide to settle down together in democratic America. Cole Porter was hired to write a new score and Eleanor Powell, Nelson Eddy, and newcomer Ilona Massey perform "I've Got a Strange New Rhythm in My Heart," "Why Should I Care?," "Spring Love is in the Air," "It's all Over but the Shouting," "Who Knows?," "To Love and Not to Love," and, most memorably, "In the Still of the Night."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/2009
UPC: 0883316204702
Original Release: 1938
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 2:03:00
Sales rank: 4,833

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nelson Eddy Dick Thorpe
Eleanor Powell Princess Rosalie
Frank Morgan King Frederic Romanikoff
Edna May Oliver Queen
Ray Bolger Bill Delroy
Ilona Massey Brenda
Billy Gilbert First Officer Oloff
Reginald Owen Chancellor
Tom Rutherford Prince Paul
Clay Clement Capt. Banner
Virginia Grey Mary Callahan
George Zucco Gen. Maroff
Oscar O'Shea Mr. Callahan
Jerry Colonna Second Officer Joseph
Janet Beecher Miss Baker
Kay Aldridge Ladies in Waiting
Ricca Allen Schoolteacher
Roy Barcroft Actor
Wilson Benge Steward
Tommy Bond Mickey
Sidney Bracey Conspirator
Lane Chandler Army Coach
Wallis Clark Major Prentice
Max Davidson Chamberlain
Edward Earle Navy Officer
Rush Hughes Announcer
George Humbert Carlo
George Magrill Assistant Army Coach
John Picorri Actor
Purnell Pratt Ship's Captain
Harry Semels Actor
Al Shean Herman Schmidt
William Tannen Cadet
Phillip Terry Actor
Richard Tucker Col. Brandon
Pierre Watkin Supt. of Academy
Frank Du Frane Superintendent's Aide
William Demarest Army's Coach

Technical Credits
W.S. Van Dyke Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Oliver Marsh Cinematographer
William Anthony McGuire Producer,Screenwriter
Cole Porter Score Composer
Albertina Rasch Choreography
Blanche Sewell Editor
Herbert Stothart Musical Direction/Supervision
Dolly Tree Costumes/Costume Designer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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