Puszta Princess (1939)

Run Time - 80 min.  |  
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Puszta Princess was reportedly inspired by the real-life romance between Austro-Hungarian archduke Albrecht and a "commoner" schoolmistress (who claimed to be descended from royalty). The film's heroine is Erzsi (Eve Szerenyi), schoolmarm sweetheart of "student prince" John (Sandor Szabo) from a mythical mittel-European nation. So as to remain close to Erzsi, John fakes a plane accident and contrives to have her nurse his wounds. Unable to marry because of their vastly different stations in life, Erszi and John sadly resigned themselves to a lifetime of misery. Happily, John is able to alter the rules of marital protocol once he assumes the throne of his postage-stamp kingdom. Leading man Sandor Szabo, a former Olympic swimmer, later became a prolific Hollywood character actor.