Search - Mr. Imperium on DVD

Mr. Imperium
Mr Imperium
Actor: Lana Turner; Ezio Pinza; Debbie Reynolds; Cedric Hardwicke
Director: Don Hartman
Genres: Comedy, Drama
NR     2004     1hr 27min

From back cover, "A beautiful singer/dancer turned actress and a playboy crown prince turned monarch have their clandestine romance interfered with as a result of their changing circumstances."

Larger Image

Movie Details

Actor: Lana Turner; Ezio Pinza; Debbie Reynolds; Cedric Hardwicke
Director: Don Hartman
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Classic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: Miracle Pictures
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/28/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1951
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
See Also:

Similar Movies

The Prodigal
   NR   2007   1hr 52min
Portrait In Black / Madame X
Double Feature
   UR   2008   3hr 33min
Pal Joey
Director: George Sidney
   NR   1999   1hr 51min
Another Time Another Place
Director: Lewis Allen
   NR   2005   1hr 31min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Alexander the Great
Director: Robert Rossen
   NR   2004   2hr 21min
The Holiday
Director: Nancy Meyers
   PG-13   2007   2hr 18min
2010 The Year We Make Contact
Director: Peter Hyams
   PG   2000   1hr 56min
The Whole Wide World
Director: Dan Ireland
   PG   2003   1hr 51min
Marie Antoinette
   PG-13   2007   2hr 3min
The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
Full Screen Edition
Director: Peter Jackson
   PG-13   2002   2hr 58min
The Inheritance
Director: Bobby Roth
   NR   2004   1hr 35min
The Queen
Director: Stephen Frears
   PG-13   2007   1hr 43min
Love Story
Director: Arthur Hiller
   PG   2001   1hr 39min

Member Movie Reviews

Kathleen O. (Kathleen) from WALDPORT, OR
Reviewed on 12/7/2007...
Are you sure who stars in this version? This cover shows
Mr. Imperium by Chick Chandler, Cliff Clark, Mae Clarke, and Ann Codee? I have noticed on some old movies that the picture on the cover does not always match who stars in the movie. Check the back credits. Thank you!

Movie Reviews

The flop that Lana Turner was ashamed of!
Dave | Tennessee United States | 06/09/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"To begin with, no one can claim to be a bigger fan of Lana Turner than me. I usually love her films but in this case I was majorly disappointed. In Lana Turner's autobiography she wrote, "I thought the script was stupid. It was the story of a European prince who falls in love with an American nightclub singer. I fought against doing the picture but I lost." Lana also wrote that her co-star, Ezio Pinza, was arrogant, had bad breath, and tried unsuccessfuly to seduce every woman in sight when not working on "Mr. Imperium". Even though I knew what Lana thought of the movie, I still bought the movie (for a dollar), refusing to believe that such a glamorous star could make a flop. I was wrong.

Lana Turner plays the sexy nightclub singer that a European prince (Ezio Pinza) falls in love with, and although she's already got a boyfriend, she slowly falls for the prince. They begin a love affair that will prove to be shortlived. Marjorie Main, Barry Sullivan, and a very young Debbie Reynolds were in supporting roles, but like Lana they certainly deserved better than this near disaster. Ezio Pinza's singing is extremely annoying and pairing him romantically with the beautiful Lana Turner is simply ludicrous and totally unconvincing. The only reason I gave this movie 2 stars is simply for Lana's beauty, but that alone can't save the film. The video from Madacy "Hollywood Classics" is awful, with a shaky picture quality and terrible sound. Trust me, this one just isn't worth watching."
Not as advertised
bonnie dean | 07/30/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"first this movie is not in color. second there is initials in the lower right hand corner of the film that is very distracting. third the sound is terrible. i saw this movie on tv and it was in color. so dont buy this."
Even Lana can't save this one
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 11/22/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"MR. IMPERIUM is, not surprisingly, one of the lesser titles in Lana Turner's resume. Not even her beauty and charm can save this lumbering turkey of a musical.

Turner plays Fredda Barlo, an American cabaret star who becomes romanced by a down-to-earth member of European royalty--known simply as Mr. Imperium (and played by talented opera basso Ezio Pinza). Featured in thankless supporting roles are Debbie Reynolds and Marjorie Main.

Fans of musicals are likely to enjoy it (despite a song about "presto anti-pasto"--what the...?). There's a reason why this movie is now in Public Domain."