The Princess Comes Across (1936) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Princess Comes Across1936

The Princess Comes Across (1936)





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Movie Info

In this film, an enterprising chorus girl from Brooklyn decides to go to Europe so she can make herself seem more exotic. In her new guise, the chorine is returning aboard a Big Apple-bound luxury liner when she encounters an old acquaintance who begins blackmailing her for money.


Carole Lombard
as Princess Olga (Wanda Nash)
Fred MacMurray
as King Mantell
Alison Skipworth
as Lady Gertrude Allwyn
George Barbier
as Capt. Nicholls
Lumsden Hare
as Inspector Cragg
Sig Rumann
as Steindorf
Mischa Auer
as Morevitch
Bradley Page
as The Stranger
George Sorel
as Reporter
Keith Daniels
as Reporter
Jack Raymond
as Reporter
Eddie Dunn
as Reporter
Jack Hatfield
as Reporter
Gaston Glass
as Photographer
Nanette Lafayette
as French Couple
Andre Cheron
as French Couple
Gladden James
as Ship's Official
Charles Fallon
as French Baggage Official
Jean De Briac
as French Baggage Official
Phil Tead
as Jones, the American Newsreel Man
David Clyde
as Assistant Purser
Milburn Stone
as American Reporter
Bennie Bartlett
as Ship's Bellhop
Dick Elliott
as Ship's Surgeon
Tom Herbert
as Cabin Steward
Larry Steers
as Assistant purser
Pat Flaherty
as Officer
Paul Kruger
as Assistant purser
Harry Hayden
as Master of Ceremonies at Ship Variety Show
Edward Keane
as Chief Purser
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Critic Reviews for The Princess Comes Across

All Critics (2)

As ever, Lombard elevates the proceedings by being simultaneously beautiful and down-to-earth, balancing comic chops with able handling of the tearful scenes these movies always seemed to hand her.

April 9, 2021 | Full Review…

More fun than a firecracker, less brilliant than a skyrocket, it is a sort of comic pinwheel, slightly off the axle but amusing enough to behold on a hot holiday afternoon.

June 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Princess Comes Across


Paramount Studios liked the money Lombard and MacMurray generated when together and so this is their second of four pairings. This one takes the ocean voyage dream in consideration as a phony Swedish Princess and a rising jazz conductor/concertina player (?!?) must mix reluctant romance with some dastardly mystery aboard ship. Actually not as bad as it sounds, particularly with the welcome addition of recognizable supporting players hamming their usual ethnic types.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Charming whimsy with a bit of mystery on the side. Carole and Fred spark off each other very well, with Alison Skipworth and William Frawley adding zip as their companions.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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