The Princess from Hoboken (1927)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Also known as The Princess From Hoboken, this is an amusing "B" picture with "A" aspirations. Hoping to improve his business, O'Brien (Will R. Walling), the owner of an Irish beanery in Hoboken, changes the name of the joint to the "Russian Inn." This he does to capitalize on the arrival in New York of a bejeweled White Russian princess. For the sake of publicity, O'Brien's daughter Sheila (Blanche Mehaffey) dresses up as the visiting princess, and it is in this guise that she meets phony prince Anton Balakrieff (Lou Tellegren). Sheila is rescued from the bogus prince's clutches by lovestruck Terrence O'Brien (Edmund Burns), but there's still trouble ahead for our heroine when the genuine princess (played by rotund Babe London) finally shows up. Boris Karloff has a very, very small role as an anarchist.

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business, expatriate, expose [revelation], fame, owner, prince, princess, publicity, refugee, restaurant, Russia