11 May 2016 | niels-4
The sailor has definite luck
Great fun to finally watch this film starring David Manners, Greta Nissen, Camilla Horn and a talented cast of British actors. The story of the old exiled Prince to return home as a King with a young bride as his wife is not the most original of stories. A country is in turmoil and declares that they want to restore monarchy. The story is treated with humor and snappy dialogue. Great set designs and stylish fashions makes this movie a great pleasure to watch. It has a definite Hollywood look. This British quota film should have entertained cinema goers on both side of the Atlantic. Now it has a new possibility, thanks to the restoration of forgotten film gems from British Network. Its a short adventure of fun and romance, the destiny of the characters involved in the story is perhaps a bit predictable. Director Robert Milton gives us some interesting camera work and lush atmosphere of glamour in some scenes. If not a great classic you wont get bored. The musical score fun and light, band era type from the mid 1930's. Hollywood actors Greta Nissen and David Manners is at ease and control in romantic interludes, especially at sea on the deck of the ship where they are lit in a special effect of atmosphere. Perhaps too lame as a latter pre-code movie, made in England after all. Ending is a bit melodramatic, typical of its era. Conclusion: Enjoyable comedy with a great cast of actors. There are still minor film classics in waiting for restoration.