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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 »
User Reviews:
But Oh That Mitzi.... 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 »
Sound Mix:
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:
Mitzi Olivier:I'll be waiting in a taxi on the next corner. Five minutes.
Dr. Andre Bertier:Impossible.
Mitzi Olivier:Ten minutes.
Dr. Andre Bertier:Ridiculous.
Mitzi Olivier:All right, fifteen minutes.
Dr. Andre Bertier:Positively maybe.
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Movie Connections:
Version of The Marriage Circle (1924)See more »
Soundtrack:
It Was Only a Dream KissSee more »

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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
But Oh That Mitzi...., 8 September 2005
Author: theowinthrop from United States

In the second of the four Chevalier - MacDonald films the leads are a married couple (Chevalier is a upper class doctor, of all things) who are happy together. In fact they are first seen preparing for their anniversary party. Both have friends who can spoil this. Chevalier's closest friend is Charlie Ruggles, who secretly loves MacDonald (but who is usually too nervous or intense to get anywhere with her - if she were interested). MacDonald is close to an old school friend, Genevieve Tobin, who is a continuous flirt (one can even consider her a nymphomaniac). She is married to Roland Young, but their marriage is on the rocks because of her affairs (his too - he wants to marry their maid). So MacDonald invites her friend into her home, and Tobin soon is being coquettish towards Chevalier. When she returns home, she asks him to see her on a professional (i.e. medical) problem, and proceeds to try to seduce him. This upsets Chevalier, who tries to remain faithful to MacDonald, but she (blind as she is to what Tobin is doing) insists he help her friend. Young is delighted. He is closing in on a divorce with Tobin. Finally, being weak, Chevalier gives in. MacDonald learns of this, and turns to Ruggles (!). And the film is set for some kind of resolution of these problems in sexual politics.

The music is best recalled for the title tune, "One Hour With You". It would pop up for years in Paramount film musicals (in DUCK SOUP, it is played in the sequence when Harpo Marx is doing a "Paul Revere" ride to rally the countryside, only to stop at his girlfriend's for "one hour with her."). It also appeared as the national love song of Klopstokia in MILLION DOLLAR LEGS, with Jack Oakie singing the words, "Woof bootle gik..." instead of the original words to it. However, the number that gets me is the one mentioned in the "Summary" line, which Chevalier sings to explain to the audience his dilemma regarding his loyalties to his wife versus the fascination of the beguiling Tobin. In all of his films in the 1930s he would sing some tune that dealt with the heroine or another woman: "Mimi" in LOVE ME TONIGHT is an example, as is "Louise". "MITZI" is another example of this.

The Lubitsch touch is shown throughout. One of the best moments is when Ruggles is talking to MacDonald about attending a party at their home, and learns it is a dinner party, not the costume party he is dressed for. He turns to his butler, and demands to know why he told Ruggles it was a costume party. "Oh sir," says the giggling butler, "I so wanted to see you in tights!" With bits like that sprinkled about, this film is a small treasure.

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