Princess O'Rourke

Princess O'Rourke

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Princess O'Rourke

A princess finds love with a regular American Joe in this patriotic romantic comedy. A European diplomat (Charles Coburn) is named an ambassador to the U.S., and when he relocates to Washington D.C., he's accompanied by his niece, Princess Maria (Olivia de Havilland). Maria's uncle hopes that she'll meet an eligible American bachelor during her visit, since potential husbands are in short supply at home. Maria tires of her uncle's attempts at matchmaking, and when he suggests that she take a side trip to San Francisco, she leaps at the chance. However, Maria has a fear of flying, and when she's given tranquilizers to settle her nerves, she passes out in mid-flight. Maria is down for the count when bad weather forces the flight to return to Washington, and pilot Eddie O'Rourke (Robert Cummings) volunteers to put her up for the night. When Maria comes to, she's struck by Eddie's decency and charm, and it's love at first sight for them. However, Maria's uncle was hoping for someone higher up the social ladder than a pilot, and the lovebirds have an uphill battle getting him to consent to their wedding. No one seems sure if it's actually President Franklin D. Roosevelt appearing in the film's final scenes or just an impersonator, but apparently FDR's dog Fala did actually play himself.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2009
UPC: 0883316126912
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 33,905

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Olivia de Havilland Princess Maria
Robert Cummings Eddie O'Rourke
Charles Coburn Uncle
Jack Carson Dave
Jane Wyman Jean
Harry Davenport Supreme Court Judge
Gladys Cooper Miss Haskell
Minor Watson Mrs. Washburn
Nan Wynn Singer
Curt Bois Count Peter de Chandome
Ray Walker G. Man
David Clyde Butler
Nana Bryant Mrs. Mulvaney
Nydia Westman Mrs. Bower
Ruth Ford Clare Stillwell
Julie Bishop Stewardess
Frank Puglia Greek
Rosina Galli Greek's Wife
Ferike Boros Mrs. Pulaski
Dave Willock Delivery Boy
John Dilson Elevator Man
Edward Gargan Stranger
Harry C. Bradley Couple
Roland Drew Dispatcher
Bill Edwards Switchboard Operator
Mary Field Clara Stilwell
Jo Gilbert Truck Driver Woman
Bill Kennedy Actor
Vera Lewis Actor
Frank Mayo Businessman
Jack Mower Actor
Christian Rub Janitor

Technical Credits
Norman Krasna Director,Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Ira Gershwin Songwriter
Ernest Haller Cinematographer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Songwriter
Frederick Hollander Score Composer
George James Hopkins Set Decoration/Design
Warren Low Editor
Max Parker Art Director
Arthur Schwartz Songwriter
Hal B. Wallis Producer

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