What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there's nothing very objectionable in this classic film. There's a scene in which the princess tries her first cigarette and another including a frenetic brawl on a barge. Both the male and female leads are good role models by the end of the film. Younger children will be able to follow the plot easily.
- Families can talk about the moral decisions the main characters have to make. Do you think Princess Ann made the right choice? Why did Joe Bradley act as he did in the beginning of the film? How about at the end? If you had an obligation to family that interfered with love, which would you choose?
- How do you think this movie would be different if it was remade for contemporary audiences?
- How do the gender roles shown in this film reflect the time in which it was made?