Love Me Tonight

A superb musical, outstripping the possible influences of René Clair and Lubitsch, to whose work this has been compared. A tale of the gradual dawn of romance between 'the best tailor in Paris' (Chevalier) and a haughty princess (MacDonald), the film is a stylish masterwork of technical innovations, and a delirious result of Mamoulian's desire to incorporate movement, dancing, acting, music, singing, décor and lighting into a cogent cinematic whole. The songs develop the action and characters, the dialogue is witty and rhythmic, and the entire film, with its fine score by Rodgers and Hart, is a charming, tongue-in-cheek fantasy that never descends into syrupy whimsy.

Release details

Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Screenwriter: Waldemar Young, George Marion Jr, Samuel Hoffenstein
Cast: Charles Butterworth
Maurice Chevalier
C Aubrey Smith
Elizabeth Patterson
Jeanette MacDonald
Charles Ruggles
Myrna Loy
Robert Greig
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