The Student Prince

Synopsis: When his bride-to-be finds him much too stiff, heir to the throne Prince Karl is sent off to the university in Heidelberg to learn how to socialize. He makes friends with the students there and falls for the down-to-earth Kathie, a barmaid. The two are soul mates, but when Karl's grandfather the king falls ill, he must choose between his country and his own happiness...
Genre: Musical, Romance
Director(s): Richard Thorpe
Production: MGM
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min


one of my junior officer...

Everyone is looking at us.

I didn't come to Karlsburg

to find a dancing partner.

Why don't you invite me to see

the view from the garden?

Here now, this is much better.

No one is looking at us.

So perhaps we can at last

look at each other.

It's almost time for us

to receive the diplomatic corps

of both kingdoms.

Let them wait.

We owe ourselves

a little time together.

Surely we'll have plenty

of opportunity in the future.

I don't consider marriage

an introduction.

Aren't you curious to know

what kind of a person

you will spend

the rest of your life with?

I confess I am.

Oh, you needn't be?

I shall be a most punctilious

and considerate husband.

Karl, come here.

Look at me.

Forget your princely

self-possession for a moment.

I'm sure that even the

great warrior, Frederick the...

What's his name?

Frederick The Bold.

Even he must have had time

for other things.

After all,

he did found the dynasty.

We're quite alone.

Quite alone.

I hope I misjudge your highness.

I cannot assume that

the future queen of Karlsburg

wishes to be treated

like the ordinary woman,

one in contrast on maneuvers.

Oh, then you have

encountered other women?

What a question?

But that's no answer.

Very well,

I have on many occassions.

I find it hard to believe it.

Perhaps I can convince you.


Typically Karlsburg,

well-trained and precise.

Your arms are very strong, Karl.

But your heart

doesn't beat any faster.

You are a king first,

last and always

and you never forget it.

You complement me.

I don't mean to. Kings bore me.

Prussian virtues are impressive,

but cold comfort aren't

on a long winter's night.

Some coffee?

No, thank you.

You've ruined my sleep as it is.

My dear, Ferddie, I am merely

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Dorothy Donnelly

Dorothy Donnelly (January 28, 1880 - January 3, 1928) was an actress, playwright, librettist, producer and director. After a decade-long acting career that included several notable roles on Broadway, she turned to writing plays, musicals and operettas, including more than a dozen on Broadway including several long-running successes. Her most famous libretto was The Student Prince (1924), in collaboration with composer Sigmund Romberg. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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