Penny Princess (1953)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Actress Yolande Donlon and her producer-director husband Val Guest were the prime movers of the 1952 comedy Penny Princess. Donlon plays Lindy Smith, a Manhattan shopgirl who inherits a mythical European kingdom. Upon learning that the country is flat broke, Lindy applies her Yankee ingenuity towards hyping the country's one and only asset: alcohol-flavored cheese. Soon the tiny country is thriving economically, much to the dismay of a gang of smugglers who'd previously ruled the roost. The romantic angle is provided by Dirk Bogarde as a go-getting cheese salesman who falls for the heroine. A. E. Matthews, who by conservative estimate must have been 300 years old in 1952, has a sparkling cameo as Bogarde's boss.

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alcoholism, America, border [geographic], Britain, cheese, economy, forbidden-love, help, inheritance, love, neighbor, princess, products, romance, solution, struggle, trading, guest