Princess Beatrice’s days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to their palace.
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An old fashioned plot is not given much life in Charles Vidor's 'The Swan'. The film marked one of Grace Kelly's last appearances, here playing an ice queen expected to woo a prince only to fall in love with the family tutor. Alec Guinness makes a strong impression here as does a young Louis Jordan but this melodrama never soars.