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Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A Parisian tailor finds himself posing as a baron in order to collect a sizeable bill from an aristocrat, only to fall in love with an aloof young princess.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An unhappily married couple try to come between a happy one.

Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, George Cukor
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Richard Wallace
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Sylvia Beecher, Russell Simpson
Monte Carlo (1930)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Buchanan, Claud Allister
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting ... See full summary »

Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Otto Brower, and 9 more credits »
Stars: Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Maurice Chevalier
The Big Pond (1930)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A tour guide in Venice romances a visiting American tourist whose father owns a chewing-gum factory back in the U.S. She sets out to convince her skeptical father to bring the tour guide to America and give him a job in the plant.

Director: Hobart Henley
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, George Barbier
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Ludwig Berger
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Yvonne Vallée, Tania Fédor
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18 October 1930 (USA)  »

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The Little Cafe  »

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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. See more »

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Version of The Little Cafe (1919) See more »

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In the Heart of Old Paree
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Richard A. Whiting and Newell Chase
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Pretty much a bomb
10 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In his few years with Paramount, from 1929-1934, Maurice Chevalier made some remarkable movies, usually with Jeannette MacDonald, directed by Ernst Lubitsch or Rouben Mamoulian. They include masterpieces like "The Love Parade," "The Smiling Lieutenant," "One Hour with You," and "Love Me Tonight," remarkable examples of clever dialog delivered with great cleverness and some great tunes. This was made at the same time, at the same studio, but it's a bomb.

The script is uninteresting and certainly not funny. Chevalier, a waiter in a restaurant, comes in to a fortune but gets tricked by his boss at the restaurant such that, if he stops waiting tables, he will owe his boss 400,000 francs. So Chevalier keeps waiting tables during the day, but doing a poor job of it. That's good for only a lame joke or two.

He is also seeing a wealthy society woman, from whom he wants to hide his waiter background. She's mildly attractive but very disagreeable, so it's hard to understand why he would go to the bother.

There is little music, and what there is is unmemorable.

My advice: skip it.


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