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Director:
Writers:
Samuel Hoffenstein (screen play) &
George Marion Jr. (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
14 October 1932 (Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You Could Watch it for Hours and Still Want More!! (Print Ad) See more »
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
1 win See more »
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User Reviews:
Wonderful, and far ahead of its time See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (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
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)
 
Stunts
Audrey Scott .... riding double: Jeanette MacDonald (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Buddy Longworth .... still photographer (uncredited)
William C. Mellor .... camera operator (uncredited)
Guy Roe .... assistant camera (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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Runtime:
104 min | 96 min (re-release) | USA:89 min (TCM print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
According to her autobiography, Myrna Loy was originally going to wear white empire-style dress for the party sequence, but Jeanette MacDonald was jealous of how she looked insisted that she had to wear it herself instead. Loy surrendered the dress, but then went down the to the costume room and, with a friend's help, put together the black lace outfit she wears in the final film. She stole the scene.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Vicomte Gilbert de Vareze:He's been chasing me.
Maurice Courtelin:Who?
Vicomte Gilbert de Vareze:The lady's husband. He came home unexpectedly.
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Soundtrack:
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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful, and far ahead of its time, 28 February 1999
Author: otter from Mountain View, Ca.

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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