1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957.
Special features: Cast and crew [text feature]; Announcement newsreel (b&w) (1 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Director of photography, Jack Cardiff ; associate director, Anthony Bushell ; editor, Jack Harris ; music composed by, Richard Addinsell, directed by, Muir Mathieson ; production designer, Roger Furse ; art direction, Carmen Dillon ; ladies costumes, Beatrice Dawson ; dances arranged by, William Chappell.
Marilyn Monroe (Elsie), Laurence Olivier (Regent), Sybil Thorndike (Queen Dowager), Richard Wattis (Northbrook), Jeremy Spenser (King Nicolas), David Horne (Foreign Office), Harold Goodwin (Call boy), Gladys Henson (Dresser), Jean Kent (Maisie Springfield), Charles Victor (Theater manager), Daphne Anderson (Fanny), Vera Day (Betty), Gillian Owen (Maggie), Esmond Knight (Hoffman), Paul Hardwick (Major domo), Rosamund Greenwood (Maud), Andrea Melandrinos (Valet with violin), Margot Lister (Lottie), Dennis Edwards (Head valet), Aubrey Dexter (Ambassador), Maxine Audley (Lady Sunningdale)
London, 1911 and the coronation of George V is upcoming. Many of the worlds dignitaries are turning up for the event, including Prince Charles, the Regent of Carpathia, is running the country until his son King Nicolas comes of age in 18 months. Nicolas is pro-German. Charles is pro-English. This would be unimportant but Carpathia has the fourth best army in Europe, and the young man is getting inpatient. In an attempt to curry favor with the Prince, he is treated to a trip to see a musical, where he meets actress Elsie Marina. He has an appreciative eye for showgirls, but he gets more than he bargained for with Elsie. Introduced to the eccentric Queen Dowager, Elsie's unfamiliarity with royal protocol and manners charms her thoroughly, and Elsie ends up being made lady in waiting, and attends the coronation.
MPAA rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.
DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital mono; full screen version, modified to fit standard television screen.
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, or Korean; closed-captioned.