The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Prince and the Showgirl1957

The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)




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Based on the Terrence Rattigan play The Sleeping Prince, this film casts Sir Laurence Olivier as Charles, Prince Regent of Carpathia, who is in London to attend the 1911 coronation of King George V. Marilyn Monroe plays deceptively dizzy American chorus girl Elsie Marina, who catches Charles' eye.

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Laurence Olivier
as The Regent
Sybil Thorndike
as The Queen Dowager
Richard Wattis
as Northbrooke
Jeremy Spenser
as King Nicholas
Paul Hardwick
as Major Domo
Aubrey Dexter
as The Ambassador
Maxine Audley
as Lady Sunningdale
Andreas Malandrinos
as Valet with Violin
Jean Kent
as Maisie Springfield
Vera Day
as Betty
Charles Victor
as Theatre Manager
David Horne
as The Foreign Officer
Dennis Edwards
as Head Valet
Andrea Malandrinos
as Valet with Violin
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Critic Reviews for The Prince and the Showgirl

All Critics (8)

The movie is a touch too long and the ending, which is intended to be hopeful, is relatively disconcerting.

August 23, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

For a romantic trille, it's a bit long and repetitious, but the oddly matched principals are often quite funny together.

November 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Genial but Dull and heavy-handed Ruritarian comedy that co-stars the 50-year-old British stage great Olivier with the 30-year-old American Hollywood sex queen Marilyn Monroe.

August 6, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Despite the star caliber, it's a minor movie--a curiosity--for both actor-director Olivier and star-producer Monroe, in large part due to the weaknesses of the source material and direction.

August 4, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Fascinating on several levels, particularly pairing of Olivier and Monroe.

February 19, 2008 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for The Prince and the Showgirl

Just for Olivier

Audrey Lush
Audrey Lush

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slow, olivier and marilyn never really connect

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Lawrence Olivier never looks comfortable in this unconvincing comedy of manners. Not my cup of tea.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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