• United States
  • 1932
  • 78 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  

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.

Cast

Dr. Andre BertierMaurice Chevalier
Colette BertierJeanette MacDonald
Mitzi OlivierGenevieve Tobin
AdolphCharles Ruggles
Professor OlivierRoland Young
Mademoiselle Martel Josephine Dunn
Detective Henri DornierRichard Carle
Mitzi’s maidBarbara Leonard
Police Commissioner George Barbier

Credits

DirectorErnst Lubitsch
Assisted byGeorge Cukor
ProducerErnst Lubitsch
ScreenplaySamson Raphaelson
From the play byLothar Schmidt
CinematographyVictor Milner
EditingWilliam Shea
Art directorHans Dreier
MusicOscar Straus
LyricsLeo Robin
Interpolated musicRichard A. Whiting
GownsTravis Banton

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