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Directed by Marion Gering

United States 1934 74 mins. In English

With an ebullient yet simple script penned by four different writers, including a pre-heyday Preston Sturges, THIRTY DAY PRINCESS stars Depression-era heroine Sylvia Sidney in a rare comedic turn—or, rather, two. First, Sidney shines as the European princess who travels to America to secure a much-needed loan for her country, but when she falls ill, someone has to take her place on a nationwide goodwill tour. Enter Nancy Lane (Sidney again), a struggling New York actress and the spitting image of the princess. To succeed in her new role, Nancy must convince a cynical newspaperman (Cary Grant) of her authenticity, even if it means losing her heart in the charade. “It’s fun. It’s clever. It’s suspenseful. And it presents a running fire of bright dialogue that keeps the corners of your mouth turned up.”—Chicago Daily Tribune.

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