In a Swiss Alpine resort shortly after the War an army officer and upper-class Humpy Miller both set their sights on Mary, the landlord’s daughter. Read More »
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A biographer researching a book on a pilot who died during the test flight of a new plane falls in love with the pilot’s sister. Read More »
Lilian Harvey, the toast of two continents, is her usual radiant self in Invitation to the Waltz. Harvey plays Jenny Peachey (honest!), a Drury Lane ballerina during the Napoleonic Wars. Swept off her slippers by the handsome Duke of Wurtemberg (Harold Warrender), Jenny gives up her dancing career to become the Duke’s mistress. As the war between England and France intensifies, our heroine uses her influence to persuade the Duke to sign a treaty with England, thereby helping to bring about the downfall of Napoleon (Esme Percy). Through it all, Jenny is worshipped from afar by handsome lieutenant Carl (Carl Esmond). Magnificently produced, Invitation to the Waltz was a lighthearted follow-up to Lillian Harvey’s more serious “ballerina sacrifices all” opus, Schwartze Rosen.
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Commander Peter Kent of the Royal Navy and his wife Mary have three children aged from five to eleven. Kent comes home after three years abroad with no idea how to handle the children. When Mary has to fly to Canada, Peter takes his children to his father’s new country home, which turns out to be a windmill. They clash with an American family in the neighbourhood.
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