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The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Laurence Olivier and produced by Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe.

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon - The Prince and the Showgirl

By Gary Vitacco-Robles on Jul 21, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Marilyn: Behind the IconAs Producer and Star, Monroe Dazzles inThe Prince and the Showgirl Sir Laurence Olivier and Monroe Director Joshua Logan considered the collaboration of Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier ?the best combination since black & white.? After renegotiating her contr... Read full article


My (Slightly More Than) Month with Marilyn: The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

By Kristen on Jan 7, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

I recently saw My Week with Marilyn, the film that inspired my Month with Marilyn and the movie tells of the squabbles and difficulties associated with filming The Prince and the Showgirl. ?My review of My Week with Marilyn will run in a couple of days but it’s fun to watch this movie, the fin... Read full article


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Elsie Marina: Oh, don't give me that. I'm an American citizen, no one can do anything to me. Besides, who cares about your old Balkan revolutions, anyway? You have them all the time.


Elsie Marina: Yes, I speak German. I was born in Milwaukee.


Elsie Marina: [about dress] Say, is it all right over the you-know-what?
Fanny: Wonderful over the you-know-what.
Fanny: [Northbrook comes out from behind screen] What do you think?
Northbrook: Very nice.
Fanny: Is that all you can say?
Northbrook: Very nice indeed.


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The only film directed by Laurence Olivier not to be scored by William Walton.
Writer Terence Rattigan had initially expressed doubts about an actor of Laurence Olivier's stature playing such a mundane character. His doubts were allayed when he saw Olivier play the part on stage.
Laurence Olivier was reputedly so driven mad by Marilyn Monroe's difficult behaviour that he practically abandoned directing for the screen, only returning in 1970 to make Three Sisters.
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