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Release Date:
23 March 1932 (USA) See more »
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So big! So entertaining! So much fun! See more »
Plot:
Andre and Colette Bertier are happily married. When Colette introduces her husband to her flirtatious best friend... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Mitzi Wants House Calls See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Maurice Chevalier ... Dr. Andre Bertier

Jeanette MacDonald ... Colette Bertier

Genevieve Tobin ... Mitzi Olivier

Charles Ruggles ... Adolph

Roland Young ... Professor Olivier

Josephine Dunn ... Mademoiselle Martel
Richard Carle ... Henri Dornier - Private Detective
Barbara Leonard ... Mitzi's Maid
George Barbier ... Police Commissioner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sheila Bromley ... Colette's Downstairs Maid (uncredited)
Jack Byron ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Lita Chevret ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Marcel, Adolph's Butler (uncredited)
George Davis ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Bill Elliott ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jack Ford ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Judels ... Policeman (uncredited)
Florine McKinney ... Departing Guest (uncredited)
Donald Novis ... Singer (uncredited)
Léonie Pray ... Colette's Upstair's Maid (uncredited)

Mae Questel ... Office Worker (uncredited)
Pat Somerset ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Kent Taylor ... Party Guest Greeted by Colette (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Andre's Butler (uncredited)

Directed by
Ernst Lubitsch 
George Cukor (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Lothar Schmidt (play "Only a Dream")

Samson Raphaelson 

Produced by
Ernst Lubitsch .... producer
 
Original Music by
W. Franke Harling 
Rudolph G. Kopp (uncredited)
John Leipold (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Victor Milner 
 
Film Editing by
William Shea 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
 
Set Decoration by
A.E. Freudeman 
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (gowns)
 
Sound Department
M.M. Paggi .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lucien Ballard .... camera operator (uncredited)
Buddy Longworth .... still photographer (uncredited)
William C. Mellor .... camera operator (uncredited)
William Rand .... camera operator (uncredited)
Guy Roe .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nat W. Finston .... musical director (as Nathaniel W. Finston)
 
Other crew
George Cukor .... dialogue director: after Lubitsch took over as the director
 
Crew believed to be complete


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80 min | Hong Kong:84 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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Trivia:
The title song was later adapted as the theme song for Eddie Cantor's radio program.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Andre Bertier:Madame! You may think I'm a coward. I am!See more »
Movie Connections:
Alternate language version of Une heure près de toi (1932)See more »
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One Hour With YouSee more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Mitzi Wants House Calls, 29 July 2009
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

In the second of their four films together and the only one in which they start out as man and wife, Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald play a happily married couple who face a comic crisis in their marriage when Jeanette announces she's going to be visited by an old friend in Genevieve Tobin in One Hour With You.

What she doesn't know is that Tobin and Maurice have had a flirtatious rendezvous in one of those legendary speedy Paris taxi cabs. Tobin as Mitzi is one saucy wench whose marriage to Roland Young is coming to an end. The only question remaining is who will be caught in a compromising position first for the sake of the alimony.

The whole thing is directed with typical continental charm by Ernest Lubitsch replete with various things in the film identified as the Lubitsch touch. My favorite of those is when Genevieve gets Dr. Chevalier to make a house call, you see a shot of her feet kicking off her shoes and then wiggling in anticipation.

Oscar Straus and Leo Robin wrote most of the music, but the title song was written Richard Whiting with lyrics by Leo Robin. It's introduced during a nightclub scene by radio singer Donald Novis who occasionally did film and stage roles and then sung by nearly all the principals in the cast. Jeanette made a good selling RCA Victor recording of it.

Maurice Chevalier got to sing Oh That Mitzi which both advances the plot of the film as he tells of his dilemma between his wife Colette{MacDonald), but Oh That Mitzi and is a number perfectly suiting his style. It was part of his nightclub act forever after.

Genevieve Tobin is great as the saucy Mitzi and filmgoers probably know her best as the dowager Mrs. Chisholm who was held captive by Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest. Tobin had to be one talented lady, that's quite a difference in parts between One Hour With You and The Petrified Forest.

One cannot ignore Charlie Ruggles a rather timid suitor who is so hoping to get Jeanette on the rebound from Maurice. He's got some very funny scenes with her.

One Hour With You is one of those sophisticated comedies depicting a world gone by. I'm not even sure in Europe if they still dress in tuxedo for dinner.

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