• United States
  • 1930
  • 90 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  

Jeanette MacDonald’s independent-minded countess leaves her foppish prince fiancé at the altar, and whisks herself away to the Riviera. There, she strikes the fancy of the sly Count Rudolph (theater veteran Jack Buchanan), who poses as a hairdresser to get into her boudoir. Lubitsch’s follow-up to The Love Parade shows even more musical invention, and presents MacDonald at her sexily haughty best.

Cast

Count Rudolph FarriereJack Buchanan
Countess Helene MaraJeanette MacDonald
Duke Otto von LiebenheimClaude Allister
BerthaZasu Pits
ArmandTyler Brooke
PaulJohn Roche
Prince Gustav von LiebenheimLionel Belmore
Master of CeremoniesAlbert Conti

Credits

DirectorErnst Lubitsch
ProducerErnst Lubitsch
ScreenplayErnest Vajda
From "The Blue Coast" byHans Mueller
And an episode of from “Monsieur Beaucaire” byBooth Tarkington and Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland
Additional dialogueVincent Lawrence
CinematographyVictor Milner
EditingMerrill G. White
Music and lyricsLeo Robin, W. Franke Harling and Richard Whiting

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