Princess Charming (film)

Princess Charming, also known as Alexandra, is a 1934 British musical comedy film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Evelyn Laye, Henry Wilcoxon and Yvonne Arnaud. It was made at Islington Studios by Gainsborough Pictures.[1] The film's sets were designed by Ernö Metzner. It is part of the operetta film genre that was popular during the era.

Princess Charming
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Produced byMichael Balcon
Written byLauri Wylie
Arthur Wimperis
L. du Garde Peach
Robert Edmunds
StarringEvelyn Laye
Henry Wilcoxon
Yvonne Arnaud
George Grossmith
Music byLeighton Lucas
Louis Levy
CinematographyMutz Greenbaum
Edited byDerek N. Twist
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
25 April 1934
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A Ruritanian princess is betrothed to the king of a neighbouring country, but falls in love with the army officer sent to escort her there. Meanwhile, a revolution breaks out.



  1. Wood p.79


  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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