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The Love Parade (1929)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 1930 (Austria)
The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

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Queen Louise's cabinet are worried that she will become an old maid, and are delighted when she marries the rougish Count Renard. Unfortunately, he finds his position as Queen's Consort unsatisfying and without purpose, and the marriage soon runs into difficulties. Written by Philip Apps <apps@math.wisc.edu>

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Paramount introduces the beautiful, sensational, Jeanette MacDonald! Charming! Sexy! Funny! Romantic! Great entertainment!


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El desfile del amor  »

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$650,000 (estimated)
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1.20 : 1
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Considered by many to be the first musical film in which the songs were integrated with the story. See more »

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Jacques: [singing] I'll lay the dish here / Ooh, la la la la! / To hold the fish here / Ooh, la la la la! / The serviettes here / And now the cigarettes here / And matches, too. / They mustn't complain. / A little candy / Ooh, la la la la! / A little brandy / Ooh, la la la la! / A bunch of roses / To show the way we entertain / And a little bottle of champagne.
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Referenced in Kiss of Death (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Anything to Please the Queen
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Sung by Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier
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Four outstanding performances from four witty and charming performers grace this lavishly produced musical comedy with its champagne-bubble songs and sexually-charged dialogue
6 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Count Alfred (Maurice Chevalier) has disgraced his home country of Sylvania with one too many scandalous affairs with married women, and the ambassador of Sylvania commands him to return home. Alfred's manservant, Jacques (Lupino Lane), begs to come along, and his master relents. Alfred, burdened with a newly acquired French accent that makes him sound most un-Sylvanian, fears the wrath of his queen (Jeanette MacDonald). But instead of having him shot, she falls in love with him, and he with her. The entire kingdom, which has had nothing on its mind except seeing the queen get married, is thrilled. As Jacques and Lulu the maid (Lillian Roth) conduct their own romance, reveling in their commonness, Alfred discovers at the altar that his own marriage will be most uncommon - and a dire threat to his manhood. He may be marrying a queen, but he most definitely won't be a king.

Ernst Lubitsch directed this marvelous technical and artistic achievement back when other early sound films were still stumbling along. Four outstanding performances from four witty and charming performers (Chevalier, MacDonald, Lane and Roth) grace this lavishly produced musical comedy with its champagne-bubble songs and sexually-charged dialogue.


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