The Student Prince
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Edmund Purdom plays Prince Karl, but Mario Lanza sings the bold tunes coming out of Purdom's mouth, in this MGM remake of the 1927 Ernst Lubitsch silent picture based on the renowned 1924 operetta by Sigmund Romberg and Dorothy Donnelly, which itself was based on the novel and play by Wilhelm Meyer-Foerster. Lanza was signed to play the German Prince of Heidelberg, but weight and temperament problems caused the director Richard Thorpe to use Purdom instead. Lanza's pre-recorded tenor tones come out of Purdom's lip-synching mouth in the many lusty tunes such as "Drink, Drink,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As stiff and old-fashioned as the detachable collars on the men's shirts."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Purdom lipsincs Lanza, and that is the real attraction of this operetta."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
More reviews for The Student Prince on Rotten Tomatoes