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One Hour with You (1932)

An unhappily married couple try to come between a happy one.

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George Cukor (uncredited), Ernst Lubitsch
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maurice Chevalier ... Dr. Andre Bertier
Jeanette MacDonald ... Colette Bertier
Lili Damita ... Mitzi Olivier
Genevieve Tobin ... Mitzi Olivier
Pierre Etchepare Pierre Etchepare ... Adolphe
Charles Ruggles ... Adolph
Ernest Ferny Ernest Ferny ... Le professeur Olivier
Roland Young ... Professor Olivier
André Cheron André Cheron ... Le commissaire de police
Josephine Dunn ... Mademoiselle Martel
Richard Carle ... Henri Dornier - Private Detective
Barbara Leonard ... Mitzi's Maid
George Barbier ... Police Commissioner
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Storyline

Andre and Colette Bertier are happily married. When Colette introduces her husband to her flirtatious best friend, Mitzi, he does his best to resist her advances. But she is persistent, and very cute, and he succumbs. Mitzi's husband wants to divorce her, and has been having her tailed. Andre gets caught, and must confess to his wife. But Colette has had problems resisting the attentions of another man herself, and they forgive each other. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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So big! So entertaining! So much fun! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Une heure près de toi See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

Dr. Andre Bertier: Madame! You may think I'm a coward. I am!
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Alternate Versions

Original release prints of "One Hour With You" contained a number of scenes tinted in amber and blue (for interior and exterior night-time scenes). These tints were restored by UCLA, and the tinted version of the film was used in the laserdisc release "The Lubitsch Touch". See more »

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Version of The Marriage Circle (1924) See more »

Soundtracks

Police Station Number
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Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by John Leipold
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One hour(and twenty minutes) very well spent
7 September 2014 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Ernst Lubitsch was a great director who very rarely made a dud. While One Hour With You may not be as good as The Merry Widow, Heaven Can Wait and The Shop Around the Corner it is still well worth watching and is a very good film overall. The film does drag a little towards the end and the ending is rather abrupt and awkwardly staged. But One Hour With You also has many pleasures, a case of the pros far outweighing the cons. One Hour With You is stylishly photographed with elegant period detail, and Lubitsch directs with his usual classiness. The songs are just great and generally do deserve to be much better known, the title song is the most well-known one and it is a catchy one indeed but we mustn't forget the risqué(for the time) Oh Mitzi, the witty Three Times a Day or the charming We Will Always Be Sweethearts. The dialogue is funny and sophisticated, the rhyming was really inspired and Maurice Chavalier's talking to the camera could have been annoying but was far from it. The story is very fluffy but very light-hearted, warm-hearted and sweet and nowhere near as improbable as the story for Monte Carlo(a better film than it's given credit for but the weakest Lubitsch I've seen so far). One Hour With You is beautifully acted especially from the sassy and beguiling Genevieve Tobin. Maurice Chevalier oozes wit and easy-going charm and avoids being creepy in Oh Mitzi despite the risqué/suggestive material. Jeanette MacDonald radiates on screen and sings beautifully in We Will Always Be Sweethearts(sad that she didn't sing more) and Roland Young is deliciously ironic and induces fireworks whenever he appears. All in all, a very good film if not among the best from Lubitsch. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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