Her Highness And The Bellboy

  • 1945
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Romance

A hit and miss love story with good performances by Lamarr, in one of her rare comedy roles, Allyson, as a sweet young thing, and Walker, playing the ingenuous, charming young man he practically owned a patent on. Lamarr is the princess of a mythical country who has come to New York to see Anderson, a newspaperman she'd met a while ago on her turf. While...read more

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A hit and miss love story with good performances by Lamarr, in one of her rare comedy roles, Allyson, as a sweet young thing, and Walker, playing the ingenuous, charming young man he practically owned a patent on. Lamarr is the princess of a mythical country who has come to New York to see

Anderson, a newspaperman she'd met a while ago on her turf. While ensconced at her hotel, Walker, a bellboy, thinks she's a maid (in one of those Hollywood turn of events that no one believes but everyone accepts), and she is faintly amused by his error, so she asks the hotel to assign him to be

her personal aide. Lamarr meets with Anderson who feels that they are of two different worlds and that it would be impossible for them to make a couple. Lamarr is very sweet to Walker, who thinks that her affection is something more than that. Allyson is an invalid who adores Walker and who lives

for his visits to her. Lamarr requests that Walker squire her to a bar where Anderson hangs out and writes his material. The place is raided, and Lamarr is tossed into the clink, and later bailed out by Anderson. Once free, she learns that her father has died, and she is now the queen. She gets

ready to depart and tells Walker that he can come with her if he likes. He thinks this is a marriage proposal and tells Allyson that he is going to Europe where he will be a prince consort to Queen Lamarr. But when he sees Allyson, he realizes that he truly loves her. With a mixture of elation and

sadness, he tells Lamarr that he must decline her offer of marriage. Lamarr understands what love is from Walker's "rejection" and decides that she would rather be Anderson's wife than queen, so she abdicates and will spend the rest of her life as the mate of a newspaperman. Anyone who has ever

been the wife of a newspaperman will know that her decision was 100 percent wrong. Although bed-bound for most of the picture, Allyson was most believable and did get one chance to strut her stuff in a fantasy dance sequence. Ragland is good as Walker's bellhop pal, but Moorehead, a superb actress

all her life, is wasted as the countess.

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  • Review: A hit and miss love story with good performances by Lamarr, in one of her rare comedy roles, Allyson, as a sweet young thing, and Walker, playing the ingenuous, charming young man he practically owned a patent on. Lamarr is the princess of a mythical count… (more)

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