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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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"Lead Us Not Into Flirtation" 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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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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Trivia:
Even though it was the pre-Hays Code era, it was one of the few films of that time to show a married couple in the same bed together.See more »
Quotes:
Henri Dornier - Private Detective:[to Professor Olivier] Professor, speaking detectively, you're as good as divorced right now.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of So This Is Paris (1926)See more »
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Police Station NumberSee more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
"Lead Us Not Into Flirtation", 6 November 2000
Author: lugonian from Kissimmee, Florida

ONE HOUR WITH YOU (Paramount, 1932), directed by Ernst Lubitsch (co-directed by George Cukor), premiered on American Movie Classics March 11, 1993, as part of its annual film preservation. Prior to that, it was shown on the Movie Channel in 1991. A musical comedy, it reunites Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald, stars of THE LOVE PARADE (Paramount, 1929), offering them a rare opportunity playing husband and wife from start to finish, and an amusing couple at that.

As for the plot: Chevalier plays Doctor Andre Bertier, happily married man, who comes upon the flirtatious but much married Mitzi Olivier (Genevieve Tobin), who turns out to be his wife, Colette's (MacDonald) best friend in town for a visit. Mitzi's no-nonsense husband (Roland Young) suspects his wife for infidelity and has hired Detective Henry Dornier (Richard Carle) to follow her. While Mitzi makes a play for Andre, Andre's best friend, Adolph (Charles Ruggles), best man at his wedding, does the same for Colette. Situations become involved when Andre finds himself accused of having an affair not with Mitzi but with Mademoiselle Martel (Josephine Dunn) and later on, Professor Olivier visiting Andre and naming him as correspondent in his divorce trial.

Songs by Oscar Struss and Leo Robin, with interpolated music by Richard Whiting, include: "But Spring is Here" (introduced by George Barbier); "What a Little Thing Like a Wedding Ring Will Do" (sung by Chevalier and MacDonald); "We Will Always Be Sweethearts" (sung by MacDonald); "Three Times a Day" (sung by Chevalier and Genevieve Tobin); "One Hour With You" (sung by Donald Novis, Tobin, Charlie Ruggles, MacDonald and Chevalier); "It Was Only a Dream Kiss," "We Will Always Be Sweethearts" (Chevalier and MacDonald) and "What Would You Do?" (Chevalier).

This pre-production code comedy with singing was previously done in the silent era as THE MARRIAGE CIRCLE (Warner Brothers, 1924) starring Adolphe Menjou, Florence Vidor, Monte Blue and Marie Prevost, also directed by Lubitsch, which was distributed on video cassette in the 1990s. This remake was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture of 1932, but in spite of its popularity, this is nearly a forgotten movie. While Jeanette MacDonald is remembered mainly for her costume operettas at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and singing duets with Nelson Eddy in their eight films together spanning from 1935 to 1942, ONE HOUR WITH YOU offers a different Jeanette MacDonald, singing contemporary songs in modern day Paris. At times she's very funny which is a shame that she never was given the opportunity to appear in a "screwball" comedy, but this, being a "drawing room" or "sophisticated" comedy will do. Risqué dialog all around adds to the amusements, with Chevalier occasionally narrating the story to the audience, looking directly into the camera in the way comedian George Burns did on his "George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" on television back in the 1950s.

While a delightful 78 minutes, the next Chevalier and MacDonald musical, LOVE ME TONIGHT (Paramount, 1932) ranks the very best of their four collaborations as a team. Available on DVD as of 2008, and on Turner Classic Movies where it premiered February 23, 2010. (****)

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