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Monte Carlo (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 27 August 1930 (USA)
Minutes before her wedding to Duke Otto Von Seibenheim, Countess Helene Mara flees, on a whim, to Monte Carlo, where she hopes her luck will save her poor financial state. There, Count ... See full summary »

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Count Rudolph Farriere
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Countess Helene Mara
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Duke Otto von Liebenheim
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Bertha
Tyler Brooke ...
Armand
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Paul
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Prince Gustav von Liebenheim
Albert Conti ...
Master of Ceremonies
Helen Garden ...
Lady Mary
Donald Novis ...
Monsieur Beaucaire
Erik Bey ...
Lord Winderset
David Percy ...
Herald
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Minutes before her wedding to Duke Otto Von Seibenheim, Countess Helene Mara flees, on a whim, to Monte Carlo, where she hopes her luck will save her poor financial state. There, Count Rudolph Farriere is taken by her beauty, but she rebuffs him, not even looking at him. Assuming the guise of a hairdresser, he finally succeeds in seeing her, night and morning. Sparks fly, and love ensues - but can she love a lowly hairdresser? As her finances worsen though, the Duke arrives, and his money and social status seem even more enticing. Shunning Rudolph, will her story follow the operatic "unhappy ending", or can she have it all? Written by Rick

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As exciting as a caress! As intimate as clinging silk! See more »


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Passed
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27 August 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monte Karlo  »

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$726,465 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Minneapolis Saturday 25 July 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11); its initial Los Angeles telecast took place Friday 29 January 1960 on The Late Show on KNXT (Channel 2), and in New York City it first aired on the Late Show Monday 5 December 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). Both of these last two particular slots were usually reserved for the most vintage titles in each station's Paramount Library. The restored version of this film was first released on DVD 12 February 2008 as one of 4 features in Criterion's Lubitsch Musicals collection, and has since enjoyed occasional presentations on Turner Classic Movies. See more »

Goofs

When Rudolph is leaving the Countess's boudoir after kissing her and depositing her on the chaise-lounge, the shadow of the microphone boom can be seen on the door. See more »

Quotes

Countess Helene Mara: After all there's a little difference between us.
Count Rudolph Falliere a.k.a. Rudy the hairdresser: The only difference between us is that you are a woman and I am a man. That's all.
Countess Helene Mara: No, I'm afraid not. I happen to be a countess.
Count Rudolph Falliere a.k.a. Rudy the hairdresser: Yes, I'm a... I am a hairdresser. Alright I am a hairdresser.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Jeanette MacDonald (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Trimmin' the Women
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting and W. Franke Harling
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Jack Buchanan, John Roche and Tyler Brooke
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Beyond the Blue Horizon
15 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This time it's the beautiful and witty early Jeanette MacDonald, before Nelson Eddy came along - in an unusual Lubitsch romantic comedy musical! A high society romp involving financially embarrassed Countess Helene (Jeanette MacDonald) bolting during a wedding to stuffy but rich Duke Otto (Claude Allister). Her idea is to escape to Monte Carlo and gamble herself back into the upper circles, without depending on men in her life. It doesn't work out, due to many twists of the wheel as well as the plot, involving Count Rudolph (Jack Buchanan) - and Duke Otto - now both after her. Lots of sophisticated laughs at the antics of the high-born, sort of verbal slapstick. And some great music too, even beyond the blue horizon!


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