• United States
  • 1929
  • 109 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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Ernst Lubitsch’s first “talking picture” was also Hollywood’s first movie musical to integrate songs with narrative. Additionally, The Love Parade made stars out of toast-of-Paris Maurice Chevalier and girl-from-Philly Jeanette MacDonald, cast as a womanizing military attaché and the man-hungry queen of “Sylvania.” With its naughty innuendo and satiric romance, The Love Parade opened the door for a decade of witty screen battles of the sexes.

Cast

Count Alfred Renard Maurice Chevalier
Queen LouiseJeanette MacDonald
JacquesLupino Lane
LuluLillian Roth
War Minister Eugene Pallette
AmbassadorE. H. Calvert
Master of CeremoniesEdgar Norton
Prime Minister Lionel Belmore

Credits

DirectorErnst Lubitsch
ProducerErnst Lubitsch
ScreenplayErnest Vajda and Guy Bolton
From the play byLeon Xanrof
CinematographyVictor Milner
EditorMerrill G. White
Art directionHans Dreier
MusicVictor Schertzinger
LyricsClifford Grey

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