What do you do when you are an effervescent teen called Polly and you have a dad who is the skipper of a luxury liner? You ask him to take you on a cruise to Rio of course. What if Captain Bradford refuses and wants you to stay in your boring boarding-school? You stow away, it goes without saying. What if you want to become a singer? Well, you try to convince an operatic star on board of your singing skills. What if Daddy objects to realizing that her daughter's new friend Laura has a crush on him? Just play Cupid for him.Don't you worry, all will end well!
MGM's gayest Technicolor musical!
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11 April 1949 (Sweden)
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(Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
In the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, the Danish tenor Lauritz Melchior was generally considered the world's preeminent performer of Wagner's big heldentenor (heroic tenor) roles, such as Siegmund, Siegfried, Lohengrin, Walther von Stolzing, Tristan, Tannhauser, and Parsifal. Numerous recordings of him singing these roles are available. See more
In the opening credits, the funnels of the inbound luxury liner Mayflower sport the white, green and red of the Italian Line. Once docked, the camera pan across the Mayflower's superstructure shows the forward funnel painted completely in red. On departure, the ship's livery is back to that of the Italian Line, and the Mayflower's bow bears the real-life name of a crack pre-war Italian liner, the Conte di Savoia. See more
Written by Xavier Cugat
and Candido Dimanlig
Performed by Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra See more