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The Swan Overview:

The Swan (1956) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Charles Vidor and produced by Dore Schary.

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Molnar’s play “The Swan”

By Neve on Mar 21, 2020 From The Baz

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The Death of the Swan : The Unfinished Dance ( 1947 ) and Ballerina ( 1937 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 3, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

This weekend Christina Wehner is hosting the En Pointe Blogathon, a three-day event celebrating films that spotlight that beautiful and centuries old form of dance known as ballet. One of the most overlooked Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films of the 1940s - The Unfinished Dance - just so happens to revolve a... Read full article


The Swan

By Amanda Garrett on Nov 11, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm celebrating Grace Kelly's Nov. 12 birthday with a review of her penultimate film, The Swan (1956). The photo above shows Kelly with co-star Alec Guinness. This article is part of The Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon hosted by The Wonderful World of Cinema. Grace Kelly's next to last... Read full article


Grace Kelly's Dress from THE SWAN up for Auction at Christie's

on Jun 16, 2014 From GlamAmor

This Friday, June 20th, Christie's will auction off one of Grace Kelly's dresses from The Swan (1956) in London. It is an exciting occasion. Created by MGM legend Helen Rose, this is an example of influential costume design that also immediately impacted fashion and continues to do so today. Last ... Read full article


“The Swan” (1925)

By Silentfilmfanatic on Jun 21, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

“The Swan” (1925) is a silent romantic comedy starring Frances Howard, Adolphe Menjou and Ricardo Cortez. Directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki, this film is about a love that cannot be. Set in a fictitious European kingdom, Princess Alexandra of Beldonia, played by Frances Howard, is secretly... Read full article


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Quotes from

Prince Albert: Your father used to call you his swan, so I am told. I think that's a good thing to remember. Think what it means to be a swan. To glide like a dream on the smooth surface of the lake, and never go to the shore. On dry land, where ordinary people walk, the swan is awkward, even ridiculous. When she waddles up the bank she painfully resembles a different kind of bird, n'est-ce-pas?


Dr. Nicholas Agi: I never dared to think that you could give your love to me. But can you blame me now if I want to - - if I want to take you and carry you off into the darkness out there? Close your eyes.


Princess Beatrix: But this is the 20th century!
Symphorosa: I don't like the 20th century.


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Facts about

This was the second time in two years that Jessie Royce Landis played Grace Kelly's mother. The first was in To Catch a Thief. These were the only two films in which both actresses appeared together.
While filming The Swan in Hollywood, Alec Guinness he met James Dean, just days before the young actor's death. Sir Alec later recalled predicting that Dean would die in a car crash: when Dean showed Guinness his newly-bought Porsche, Guinness advised him to "Get rid of that car, or you'll be dead in a week!" Guinness unfortunately proved right.
Grace Kelly became a real princess when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco the same year that this film was released.
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