In romantic comedy Princess O’Rourke, when his plane is forced to return to the ground, pilot Eddie O’Rourke (Robert Cummings) takes charge of a pretty passenger (Olivia de Havilland) who has taken sleeping pills for the trip, and can’t be revived. He brings her back to his apartment, she recovers, and the two are soon smitten, becoming engaged almost immediately. Much to Cummings’s surprise, his anonymous houseguest-fiancee turns out to be a princess in the U.S. looking for a husband. Though a pilot isn’t what here Uncle Holman (Charles Coburn) had in mind, he approves and plans for a wedding at the White House. But Cummings objects when he will have to renounce his U.S. citizenship to marry the girl he loves.
During filming of Princess O’Rourke, Robert Cummings was concurrently shooting a film at Universal Studios. Many of Olivia de Havilland’s scenes with Cummings were actually filmed opposite a stand-in.
Made with the participation of First Film Fan FDR and his Scottie dog, Fala, who both appear.
Olivia de Havilland (Princess Maria), Robert Cummings (Eddie O’Rourke), Charles Coburn (Uncle Holman), Jack Carson (Dave Campbell), Jane Wyman (Jean Campbell), Harry Davenport (Supreme Court Judge), Gladys Cooper (Miss Haskell), Minor Watson (Mr. Washburn), Nan Wynn (Nightclub Singer), Julie Bishop (Stewardess (uncredited)), Frank Mayo (Airline Passenger (uncredited)), Frank Puglia (Greek Cafe Proprietor (uncredited)), Curt Bois (Count Peter de Candome), Ray Walker (G-Man), Ernest Anderson (Messenger), Ferike Boros (Mrs. Anna Pulaski), Harry C. Bradley (Matilda’s Husband), Nana Bryant (Mrs. Mulvaney), Chester Clute (Mr. Mookle), David Clyde (Grace), Edgar Dearing (Policeman at White House), John Dilson (Elevator Operator), Roland Drew (First Airline Dispatcher), Bill Edwards (Switchboard Operator), Mary Field (Clara Stilwell), Ruth Ford (Clare Stillwell), Rosina Galli (Greek’s Wife), Edward Gargan (Slugged Pedestrian), Jody Gilbert (Woman Truck Driver), Marjorie Hoshelle (Miss Jeffries), Bill Kennedy (Second Airline Dispatcher), Vera Lewis (Matilda), Jack Mower (Third Airline Dispatcher), Catherine Price (White House Housekeeper), Christian Rub (Janitor), Douglas Spencer (Pilot), Amzie Strickland (Hotel Guest), Emmett Vogan (G-Man), Nydia Westman (Mrs. Bowers), Whiskers (Fala the Dog), Lottie Williams (Pedestrian), Dave Willock (Delivery Boy),
Director: Norman Krasna
Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director of Photography: Ernest Haller
Editing: Warren Low
Script: Norman Krasna
Production Design: Max Parker
USA / Warner Bros / 94 minutes / 1943