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Director:
Writers:
Hans Müller (play)
Booth Tarkington (novel) ...
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Release Date:
27 August 1930 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
As intimate as a lady's boudoir! (original window card poster) See more »
Plot:
Minutes before her wedding to Duke Otto Von Seibenheim, Countess Helene Mara flees, on a whim, to Monte Carlo... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
"Kilometre Zero," "Lubitsch Musicals"
 (From IFC. 4 March 2008, 4:00 AM, PST)

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Cast

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Jack Buchanan ... Count Rudolph Falliere / Rudy the Hairdresser

Jeanette MacDonald ... Countess Helene Mara
Claud Allister ... Prince Otto von Liebenheim

Zasu Pitts ... Bertha
Tyler Brooke ... Armand
John Roche ... Paul, the 'Real' Hairdresser
Lionel Belmore ... Duke Gustav von Liebenheim
Albert Conti ... Prince Otto's Companion / M.C
Helen Garden ... Lady Mary in Stage Opera
Donald Novis ... Monsieur Beaucaire in Stage Opera
Erik Bey ... Lord Windorset
David Percy ... Herald
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Barwyn ... Frenchman (uncredited)

Billy Bevan ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Sidney Bracey ... Hunchback at Casino (uncredited)
John Carroll ... Wedding Guest Officer (uncredited)
Frances Dee ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Geraldine Dvorak ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Edgar Norton ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Hairdresser (uncredited)

Directed by
Ernst Lubitsch 
 
Writing credits
Hans Müller (play "The Blue Coast")

Booth Tarkington  novel "Monsieur Beaucaire" and
Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland  play "Monsieur Beaucaire"

Ernest Vajda (adaptation)

Vincent Lawrence (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Ernst Lubitsch .... producer
 
Original Music by
W. Franke Harling 
Karl Hajos (uncredited)
Herman Hand (uncredited)
Sigmund Krumgold (uncredited)
John Leipold (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Victor Milner 
 
Film Editing by
Merrill G. White 
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry D. Mills .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lucien Ballard .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
The song "Beyond the Blue Horizon," introduced here, became Jeanette MacDonald's theme song for the rest of her life. During World War Ii she changed the line, "Beyond the blue horizon lies the rising sun" to " ... lies the shining sun" because the Rising Sun was the symbol of America's enemy, Japan.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: 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:
Prince Otto Von Seibenheim:I am glad that your hairdresser...
Countess Helene Mara:Please don't mention him. I don't wanna hear another word about hair or hairdresser. What's the opera about?... I asked you what the opera is about?
Prince Otto Von Seibenheim:It's er... all about a hairdresser but I... I can't help it. I didn't write it.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Awesome, 2 March 2008
Author: mgconlan-1 from United States

The world of Jeanette MacDonald fandom is divided into two groups: those who love her early films, usually with Maurice Chevalier as her co-star (though in this case she got Jack Buchanan instead) and sophisticated directors like Ernst Lubitsch and Rouben Mamoulian, and those who swear by her eight films with Nelson Eddy that followed. Count me in as part of the first group (though there are some quite good MacDonald=Eddy films, especially "Maytime" and "Sweethearts"). "Monte Carlo" isn't at the level of "The Love Parade" or "Love Me Tonight," and frankly it would have been more fun with Chevalier in the male lead (Jack Buchanan is a bit too stuck-up for his character, and for some reason Lubitsch didn't give him an opportunity to dance, at which he was good enough that in 1930 he was considered a rival to his future "Band Wagon" co-star Fred Astaire), but it's still a great movie, with plenty of the famous Lubitsch "touches" (the torrential rain in the opening wedding scene, the use of peasants MacDonald's train is passing by as her backing singers, the clock that features statues of musicians with different instruments playing one of the score songs) and an overall insouciance and sophistication far, far above the plodding retreads of old operettas that constitute most of the MacDonald-Eddy films. Thank you, Eclipse, for finally giving me a chance to see this!

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