Ernst Lubitsch

One Hour with You

One Hour with You

Lubitsch reunites Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald, this time as a seemingly blissful couple whose marriage hits the skids when her flirtatious school chum comes on to her husband a bit too strong. Necking in the park at nighttime, husbands and wives having casual dalliances, and a butler telling his master, "I did so want to see you in tights!": it's one of Lubitsch's sauciest escapades and his final "pre-Code" musical.

Film Info

  • Ernst Lubitsch
  • United States
  • 1932
  • 78 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English

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Eclipse Series 8: Lubitsch Musicals

Eclipse 8: Lubitsch Musicals

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One Hour with You
Cast
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
Detective Henri Dornier
Barbara Leonard
Mitzi’s maid
George Barbier
Police Commissioner
Credits
Director
Ernst Lubitsch
Assisted by
George Cukor
Producer
Ernst Lubitsch
Screenplay
Samson Raphaelson
From the play by
Lothar Schmidt
Cinematography
Victor Milner
Editing
William Shea
Art director
Hans Dreier
Music
Oscar Straus
Lyrics
Leo Robin
Interpolated music
Richard A. Whiting
Gowns
Travis Banton

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Victor Milner

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Though he may not be so well known today, cinematographer Victor Milner was a force during Hollywood’s golden age. Equally adept at the intimate and the epic, he lent visual character to both drawing-room comedies and picturesque outdoor westerns, and the list of directors he collaborated with reads like a who’s who of cinematic legends: Cecil B. DeMille, Victor Fleming, Ernst Lubitsch, Anthony Mann, Preston Sturges, Raoul Walsh, William Wellman, William Wyler. He was also one of the founding members of the prestigious, still active organization the American Society of Cinematographers, and served as its president from 1937 to 1939. Milner started his career in movies as a projectionist and a newsreel cameraman, and ended it as a nine-time Oscar nominee—and onetime winner, for DeMille’s 1934 megaproduction Cleopatra. His final nod from the Academy came for his stunning, psychologically acute vistas in Anthony Mann’s western The Furies.