Thrill of a Romance

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Thrill of a Romance (also known as Thrill of a New Romance) was an American romance film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1945, starring Van Johnson, Esther Williams and Carleton G. Young, with musical performances by opera singer Lauritz Melchior. read more

Thrill of a Romance (also known as Thrill of a New Romance) was an American romance film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1945, starring Van Johnson, Esther Williams and Carleton G. Young, with musical performances by opera singer Lauritz Melchior. The film was directed by Richard Thorpe and written by Richard Connell and Gladys Lehman. The film tells the story of Cynthia Glenn, who, after a whirlwind romance, marries a rich businessman. However, on the first day of their honeymoon, her new husband is called away to Washington, leaving her alone at a resort. During this time, she meets and falls in love with a war hero, Tommy Milvaine, played by Van Johnson. This was the second of five films that paired Williams and Johnson together. Made over a period of eight years, those that followed were Easy to Wed (1946), Duchess of Idaho (1950) and Easy to Love (1953). Thrill of a Romance was a box office success, becoming the eighth-highest grossing film of 1945.

Original Release

05/23/1945

US Release

05/23/1945

Cast

Van Johnson Maj. Thomas Milvaine / Thomas Milvaine
Esther Williams Cynthia Glenn
Frances Gifford Maude Bancroft
Henry Travers Hobart Glenn
Spring Byington Nona Glenn
Lauritz Melchior Mr. Nils Knudsen
Carleton G. Young Robert G. Delbar
Ethel Griffies Mrs. Fenway
Eve Whitney Hotel Guest
Frank Baker Club Patron
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Richard Thorpe

Writers

Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman

Cast

Van Johnson Maj. Thomas Milvaine / Thomas Milvaine
Esther Williams Cynthia Glenn
Frances Gifford Maude Bancroft
Henry Travers Hobart Glenn
Spring Byington Nona Glenn
Lauritz Melchior Mr. Nils Knudsen
Carleton G. Young Robert G. Delbar
Ethel Griffies Mrs. Fenway
Eve Whitney Hotel Guest
Frank Baker Club Patron
Jack Baxley Detective at Wedding Reception
Wally Boag Canadian Flier
Eugene Borden Gene
Danny Borzage Accordionist
Tom Brannigan Johnny
Art Buehler Chauffeur
Fulton Burley Canadian Flier
Jeff Chandler Singer
James Conaty Nightclub Patron / Hotel Lounge Patron
Tony Coppala Waiter

Producers

Editors

George Boemler

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