Luxury Liner

Luxury Liner

Director: Richard Whorf

Cast: George Brent, Jane Powell, Lauritz Melchior

     
 

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MGM whipped up another musical salad with Luxury Liner, featuring a glittering lineup of contractees including Jane Powell, Lauritz Melchior and Xavier Cugat. George Brent plays the skipper of a "love boat"-type cruise ship, while Ms. Powell plays his daughter. She entertains the passengers at every opportunity with a string of forgettable songs, and finds love…  See more details below

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MGM whipped up another musical salad with Luxury Liner, featuring a glittering lineup of contractees including Jane Powell, Lauritz Melchior and Xavier Cugat. George Brent plays the skipper of a "love boat"-type cruise ship, while Ms. Powell plays his daughter. She entertains the passengers at every opportunity with a string of forgettable songs, and finds love herself in the form of Thomas E. Breen(you remember him). The highlight of the film features Jane Powell in male drag, singing "Spring Came to Vienna" to an uncomfortable-looking ingenue (Shirley Johns). Luxury Liner is the sort of lavish trifle that could only have come out of the Hollywood Studio System.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Luxury Liner is nothing but a trifle, a film so lightweight that the slightest breeze could topple it. That said, it's also an entertaining, simply nice film, a pleasant and breezy way to pass an hour and a half or so. As you might have gathered, you might as well forget about the plot. Oh, there's on there, scurrying around the shipboard and poking its head out of portholes now and then to remind the viewer that it's around. But the plot counts for nothing, something that can pretty much be said for character depth and originality in the dialogue department. But Liner isn't concerned with these things; it just wants to plop Jane Powell down in a basic situation and let her and her friends warble a few songs, do a little time step or two, and act a little silly now and then, all while romping about in glorious Technicolor. Powell is a perky delight, and is in top form vocally. Lauritz Melchior, perhaps not really perky, is in even better voice, and Marina Koshetz delivers an "I've Got You Under My Skin" to knock your socks off. Throw in a dependable George Brent, a lovely Frances Gifford and the Lantin rhythms of Xavier Cugat, and the result is empty but certainly entertaining.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2009
UPC:
0883316163474
Original Release:
1948
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:38:00
Sales rank:
13,836

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Brent Capt. Jeremy Bradford
Jane Powell Polly Bradford
Lauritz Melchior Olaf Eriksen
Frances Gifford Laura Dene
Marina Koshetz Zita Romanka
Xavier Cugat Himself
Thomas E. Breen Denis Mulvy
Richard Derr Charles Worton
John Ridgely Chief Officer Carver
Romo Vincent Pierre
Betty Blythe Miss Fenmoor
Michael Dugan Officer
Lee Tung Foo Fu Dong
Shirley Johns Count Karper
May McAvoy Woman
Roger Moore Actor
Kay Norton Ship's Hostess
Juanita Quigley Jean
Georgette Windsor Perdita
Wesley Hopper Waiter
Connie Gilchrist Bertha
Joyce Compton Actor

Technical Credits
Richard Whorf Director
Nick Castle Choreography
Richard Connell Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Paul Groesse Art Director
Karl Kamb Screenwriter
Robert J. Kern Editor
Arthur Krams Set Decoration/Design
Gladys Lehman Screenwriter
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
Joe Pasternak Producer
Robert Planck Cinematographer
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
George Stoll Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Irene Valles Costumes/Costume Designer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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