Country orphan Lily goes to Berlin to stay with her tippling aunt, and soon meets Richard, handsome sculptor across the street. Persuaded half-reluctantly to pose for Richard, her physical ... See full summary »
Lieutenant Niki of the Austrian royal guard has a new girlfriend, Franzi. He's crazy about her and is smiling at her while on duty in the street. King Adolf and his daughter Princess Anna ... See full summary »
Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev, after having survived a train wreck. His arrival coincides ... See full summary »
The small kingdom of Marshovia has a little problem. The main tax-payer, the wealthy widow Sonia (who pays 52 0f the taxes) has left for Paris So Count Danilo is sent to Paris, to stop her ... See full summary »
Edward Everett Horton
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
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For its post Production Code re-release (after 1934), this film was trimmed down to 96 minutes. Those missing minutes have never been restored and are presumed lost. See more »
Just before the "Isn't It Romantic?" number begins in the tailor shop, Maurice reacts with pleasure as his customer Emile steps out of the dressing room, supposedly wearing his new suit. But in the mirror's reflection we can see that actor Roach is still wearing his long-johns from earlier in the scene. In the next shot, he is suddenly wearing the suit. See more »
This has eluded me for forty years. Yet all I ever heard about it were unqualified raves. Now I have finally found a copy and they are all right, folks - it is a masterpiece - way ahead of its time - one of the freshest, brightest, breeziest musicals ever made and technically state of the art for the forties, not 1932 when it was made. Brilliant, imaginative direction, superlative cinematography, elaborate art direction, full sound capturing the spectrum, a brilliant score by Rodgers and Hart boasting three standards (Isn't It Romantic?; Mimi; Lover)plus six others (Soul of Paree/How Are You?; The Examination; I'm An Apache; Love Me Tonight; Son of a Gun Is A Tailor). About the only quibble one could make is that the highly delightful opening, the rhythmic sounds of a city coming to life, is a direct steal from PORGY AND BESS which premiered a decade before the film. Go out of your way to see this one. Not a single Oscar nom but it deserved six of them: Direction; Cinematography; Art Direction; Score; Sound; Song.
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