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Release Date: May 12th, 1936

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
In this musical, Princess Helena (Frieda Inescort) is slated to marry her cousin Emperor Franz Josef (Franchot Tone) even though she's in love with another man. Her sister Princess Elizabeth (Grace Moore) decides to follow her to Vienna in an attempt to sabotage the wedding, traveling incognito as a dressmaker. Unexpectedly, Princess Elizabeth and the Emperor fall in love. If Elizabeth's father intercedes and stands up to his obstinate wife, order may finally be restored to the royal family.

Cast: Grace Moore, Franchot Tone, Walter Connolly, Frieda Inescort

Director: Josef von Sternberg

Genres: Romance, Musical

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Sister, Father, Love, Rivalry, Family, Forbidden love, Spirited, Deception, Love interest, Heartwarming