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Samuel Hoffenstein (screen play) &
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Release Date:
14 October 1932 (Germany) See more »
You Could Watch it for Hours and Still Want More!! (Print Ad) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Amazingly entertaining! See more (46 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Maurice Chevalier ... Maurice

Jeanette MacDonald ... Princess Jeanette (as Jeanette Mac Donald)

Charles Ruggles ... Viscount Gilbert de Varèze (as Charlie Ruggles)
Charles Butterworth ... Count de Savignac

Myrna Loy ... Countess Valentine

C. Aubrey Smith ... Duke d'Artelines
Elizabeth Patterson ... First Aunt

Ethel Griffies ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tyler Brooke ... Composer (uncredited)
Marion Byron ... Bakery Girl (uncredited)
Cecil Cunningham ... Laundress (uncredited)
Carrie Daumery ... Dowager (uncredited)
George Davis ... Pierre Dupont (uncredited)

Mary Doran ... Madame Dupont (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Bridge Player (uncredited)

George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Grocer (uncredited)
Mel Kalish ... Chef (uncredited)
Tony Merlo ... Hatmaker (uncredited)
Herbert Mundin ... Groom (uncredited)
Edgar Norton ... Valet (uncredited)
Rita Owin ... Chambermaid (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
William H. Turner ... Bootmaker (uncredited)
Ethel Wales ... Madame Dutoit - Dressmaker (uncredited)
Gordon Westcott ... Credit Manager of the Association of Retail Merchants (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson ... Shirtmaker (uncredited)
Florence Wix ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Rouben Mamoulian 
Writing credits
Samuel Hoffenstein (screen play) &
George Marion Jr. (screen play) and
Waldemar Young (screen play)

Léopold Marchand (based on a play by) (as Leopold Marchand) and
Paul Armont (based on a play by)

Produced by
Rouben Mamoulian .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
John Leipold (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Victor Milner (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Rouben Mamoulian (uncredited)
William Shea (uncredited)
Casting by
Mel Ballerino (uncredited)
Fred A. Datig (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
A.E. Freudeman (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
Edith Head (uncredited)
Sound Department
M.M. Paggi .... sound (uncredited)
Audrey Scott .... riding double: Jeanette MacDonald (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lucien Ballard .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Buddy Longworth .... still photographer (uncredited)
William C. Mellor .... camera operator (uncredited)
William Rand .... second camera (uncredited)
Guy Roe .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Joe Egli .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Editorial Department
William Shea .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Music Department
Lorenz Hart .... lyrics by
Richard Rodgers .... music by
Nat W. Finston .... musical director (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
104 min | 96 min (re-release) | USA:89 min (TCM print)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Australia:PG | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

First film to use a zoom lensSee more »
Continuity: The lighting on Jeanette during the balcony scene.See more »
Dr. Armand de Fontinac:A peach must be eaten, a drum must be beaten, and a woman needs something like that.See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Amazingly entertaining!, 1 January 2008
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

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.


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