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Royal Wedding (1951)



The story sees brother and sister Tom and Ellen Bowen as stars of a show Every Night at Seven, a Broadway success. They are persuaded to take the show to London, capitalizing on the imminent royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten.




Royal Wedding (1951)


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Carried away by the emotion of the wedding, the two couples decide that they will also be married that day. Thanks to the resourcefulness of Tom's London agent, Edgar Klinger, who knows someone in the Archbishop's office who can cut through the official red tape and also has a cooperative minister in his pocket, Anne and Tom, and Ellen and John, are in fact married on the royal wedding day.


Tom and Ellen are asked to perform as a dance team in England at the time of Princess Elizabeth's wedding. As brother and sister, each develops a British love interest, Ellen with Lord John Brindale and Tom with dancer Anne Ashmond.


Royal Wedding is the 1951 MGM musical comedy starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell. The film was directed by Stanley Donen and is the story of dancing siblings Tom and Ellen who travel to London to perform at the time of the royal wedding between Elizabeth and Philip.


In this 1951 MGM musical, American entertainers/siblings Tom (Fred Astaire) and Ellen Bowen (Jane Powell) cross the pond to jolly old England to put on a show for the royals. But the excursion turns complicated when Ellen falls for upper-crust Lord John Brindale (Peter Lawford), and Tom finds himself taken with Anne Ashmond (Sarah Churchill).


Plot:Brother and sister Tom (Astaire) and Ellen (Powell) Bowen are a dance team and travel to England to perform for the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. On the way, the two both fall in love which threatens to break up the act.


Two decades later, MGM producer Arthur Freed invited Broadway lyricist Alan Jay Lerner (Brigadoon, An American in Paris (1951), My Fair Lady, Gigi) to try his hand at screenwriting. Lerner was inspired by the story of Fred and Adele Astaire, and decided to set his new movie against the backdrop of the royal wedding.


Fun fact: MGM wanted to include actual newsreel footage from the royal wedding in this movie. They attempted to acquire film from Gaumont-British News, but the royal family objected. Instead, MGM was allowed to use clips from the parade and the palace, but nothing that shows the royal couple nor the inside of Westminster Abbey.


Royal Wedding (MGM) is a 1951 Hollywood musical comedy film set in London in 1947 at the time of the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. It stars Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill and Keenan Wynn. The film was directed by Stanley Donen. 041b061a72


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