Love Me Tonight (1932)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  14 October 1932 (Germany)
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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.



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Complete credited cast:
Princess Jeanette (as Jeanette Mac Donald)
Viscount Gilbert de Varèze (as Charlie Ruggles)
Charles Butterworth ...
Count de Savignac
Countess Valentine
Duke d'Artelines
Elizabeth Patterson ...
First Aunt
Second Aunt
Blanche Friderici ...
Third Aunt (as Blanche Frederici)
Joseph Cawthorn ...
Dr. Armand de Fontinac (as Joseph Cawthorne)
Robert Greig ...
Major Domo Flammand
Bert Roach ...


When Parisienne tailor Maurice Courtelin learns that one of his aristocratic clients, the Viscount Gilbert de Varèze, is a deadbeat who never pays for the merchandise he acquires, he heads off to try and collect what is owed to him. He gets little in the way of cash from the Viscount who is desperate that his uncle, the Duke D'Artelines not learn of his debts. He suggests that Maurice spend a little time at the chateau until the money can be found. The Duke takes an immediate liking to Maurice - who's been introduced as a Baron - but that's not the case for the Princess Jeanette who, after an encounter with him him on the road earlier that day. Over time Jeannette falls in love with him Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

14 October 1932 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Ama-me Esta Noite  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Among the deletions in the film's 1949 reissue was Myrna Loy's portion of the "Mimi" reprise. In the Production Code era, Miss Loy's negligee was deemed too revealing. See more »


The lighting on Jeanette during the balcony scene. See more »


Princess Jeanette: Do you ever think of anything but men?
Countess Valentine: Oh, yes! Schoolboys.
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The Son Of A Gun Is Nothing But a Tailor
(1932) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Music by Richard Rodgers
Sung by C. Aubrey Smith, Elizabeth Patterson, Ethel Griffies, Blanche Friderici, Myrna Loy, Robert Greig, Edgar Norton, Cecil Cunningham, Rita Owin and Mel Kalish
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Wonderful, and far ahead of its time
28 February 1999 | by (Mountain View, Ca.) – See all my reviews

This is an enchanting film, one of the best musicals of the decade. Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald are incredibly appealing in a rich-girl-poor-boy musical romance. It's one of those rare films where the girl runs away from the palace to follow her true love and you *don't* think "wait a minute, you'll never survive out there", no, you want them to be together. The score is enchanting (the big hits being "Isn't it Romantic" and "Lover"), Chevalier is devastatingly attractive, and MacDonald is vulnerably appealing and completely without the annoying primness that marred her later films.

It's also a remarkably well made film for 1932, when most films were just getting used to sound and suffered from a horrible stiffness on the part of the actors and the camera. You'd think this movie was made ten years later, it's lively and sparkling, and directed with a smoothness and originality that's still amazing.

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