Thoughts On: The Prince And The Showgirl (EOTWS)

The Prince And The Showgirl (EOTWS)

End Of The Week Shorts #32 extract: The Prince And The Showgirl (1957)



Romantic comedies do not get much better than this. The Prince and the Showgirl is a film that is as much abut love and sentimentality as it is the preciousness of a well-structured romance. Building upon archetypes and tropes, this film then hits all the beats you'd expect, but with expression and grace that cannot be expressed in words. And thus this is a pure film, one that can only really be seen. 
Though Olivier directs and performs brilliantly, this is a Monroe movie. Like few the actors/actresses that have ever been, and better than almost all who have ever managed to become, Monroe is the voice, crux and de facto auteur of her best films - and this couldn't be more true with The Prince and the Showgirl. For all the cinematic magic you could hope for, this one is well worth the watch and a personal favourite.

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