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Actress [[Performer~P19638~Yolande Donlon~doloresdonlon]] and her producer-director husband [[Performer~P92831~Val Guest~valguest]] were the prime movers of the 1952 comedy Penny Princess. [[Performer~P19638~Donlon~doloresdonlon]] plays Lindy Smith, a Manhattan shopgirl who inherits a mythical European kingdom. Upon learning that the country is flat broke, Lindy applies her Yankee ingenuity towards hyping the country's one and only asset: alcohol-flavored cheese. Soon the tiny country is thriving economically, much to the dismay of a gang of smugglers who'd previously ruled the roost. The romantic angle is provided by [[Performer~P7026~Dirk Bogarde~dirkbogarde]] as a go-getting cheese salesman who falls for the heroine. [[Performer~P46459~A. E. Matthews~aematthews]], who by conservative estimate must have been 300 years old in 1952, has a sparkling cameo as [[Performer~P7026~Bogarde~dirkbogarde]]'s boss. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Dirk Bogarde
as Tony Craig
Edwin Styles
as Chancellor/Cobbler
Reginald Beckwith
as Finance Minister/Blacksmith
Kynaston Reeves
as Burgomeister/Policeman
Richard Wattis
Derek Prentice
Mary Clare
as Maria
Laurence Naismith
as Louis
Eric Pohlmann
as Paul
Anthony Oliver
as Selby's Valet
Macdonald Parke
Alexander Gauge
as Lawyer

Crew

Val Guest
Director
Val Guest
Producer
Val Guest
Screenwriter
Geoffrey Unsworth
Cinematographer
Philip Martell
Composer (Music Score)
Val Guest
Composer (Music Score)
Alfred Roome
Editor
Maurice Carter
Art Director
Beatrice Dawson
Costume Designer
Ernest Gasser
Makeup
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