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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Maurice
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Princess Jeanette (as Jeanette Mac Donald)
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Viscount Gilbert de Varèze (as Charlie Ruggles)
Charles Butterworth ...
Count de Savignac
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Countess Valentine
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Duke d'Artelines
Elizabeth Patterson ...
First Aunt
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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 ...
Emile
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Maurice Courtelin, a Parisian tailor (Maurice Chevalier), is owed a great sum of money by a viscount (Charles Ruggles). Stalling for time, the titled but penniless nobleman moves Maurice into the family chateau and passes him off as a baron. The beguiling Maurice soon charms the entire aristocratic household, except for the haughty Princess Jeanette (Jeanette MacDonald), who remains suspicious of him. But suspicion eventually gives way to love. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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tailor | cobbler | butler | adultery | doctor | See more »

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Warm Love! Hilarious fun! Sweet music! Hot lyrics!


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14 October 1932 (Germany)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The death of Marice Chevalier's mother during the production reportedly affected the actor's work on the film. See more »

Goofs

Camera shadow on a curtain as it pulls out of a window, as Jeanette sleeps (a little after the "I fell flat on my flute" sequence). See more »

Quotes

Vicomte Gilbert de Vareze: [after the Princess has fainted] Could you go for a doctor?
Countess Valentine: YES... bring him right in!
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Soundtracks

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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Amazingly entertaining!
1 January 2008 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is one incredible charming musical/comedy, from the early '30's. And that coming from a non-musical fan of course says a lot.

It's not a musical with big dance acts, feather costumes, or anything of that sort but just a movie that happens to feature songs in it, which is the sort of musical approach I prefer. The characters would often burst into singing in the middle of the movie, which of course sounds totally ridicules but it's so charming and the songs are so nice that it attributes to what it is that makes this movie so irresistible, joyful and entertaining to watch. This is really not the sort of movie you would expect from the guy who had previously directed "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" before this movie.

Maurice Chevalier didn't had the best signing voice, also of course due to his accent and also especially compared to different genre actors from the same time period. Same goes for most of the actors within this movie. But I sort of like that he isn't perfect in his signing. It seems to fit the movie and its style.

The movie has got some nice cheerful innocent humor in it. The great fun but of course simple written script, contributes to the whole fun feeling and atmosphere of the movie.

The movie doesn't necessarily really has a typical '30's style and more seems ahead of its time. It also makes this movie feel less outdated than most others, especially from the same genre, movies.

The cinematography is really amazing at times. It moves a lot, with pans and also zooms. It makes the cinematography in parts pretty original and innovating for its time. The movie also features some other 'tricks', such as split-screen and slow-motion, among other things. Perhaps this has to do with the Russian origin of director Rouben Mamoulian. His style seems more innovating than most of his fellow Hollywood colleagues from the same time period. It all adds to the atmosphere and unique quality of the movie. It of course also helps that the movie is set in France and Paris. It always has been the best backdrop for these sort of movies. There also was obviously put some effort and money into the sets of the movie.

Some real quality entertainment! This is as good as they can get.

10/10

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