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The Love Parade

The Love Parade (1929)

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Director Ernst Lubitsch's first talking picture, The Love Parade was a witty souffle about a royal "marriage of state." Jeanette MacDonald, the queen of Sylvania, is required to take a husband. Maurice Chevalier is a highborn Sylvanian diplomat called back to his country due to his amorous escapades. It is arranged for Chevalier to marry MacDonald, but though he is ostensibly the "king" of the boudoir, he is not allowed to participate in any affairs of state. Gradually the royal protocol erodes

Feb 12, 2008

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (0)

It's a fine, near-grand entertainment.

February 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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Made before the production code was inflicted, the film is rife with Lubitschian innuendo.

February 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Combining the Ruritanian settings and aristocratic glamour of operetta with the lightness of revue, the film takes musical cinema out of the Broadway theatres and into a romanticised vision of the world.

February 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Senses of Cinema
Senses of Cinema

Students of film lore will find much to enjoy in The Love Parade.

February 3, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Lubistch's charming film, boasting a grand performance from Maurice Chevalier, was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

March 13, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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The pic proved extremely popular.

February 3, 2011 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Audience Reviews for The Love Parade

lubitsch's first sound film and the first hollywood musical with integrated songs, it's delightful to watch and remarkably modern for 1929. the gender swap and 'battle of the sexes' themes would soon become de rigueur and the film's stars, chevalier and jeanette macdonald would have long careers in hollywood musicals
May 18, 2012
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A nice musical, pretty funny, especially towards the end, but it reminds me of The Taming of the Shrew a bit. Anyway, it's a fun musical.
January 1, 2011
ajv2688

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I am really a fan of the Chevalier films. They have a modern quality despite the fact that they exist at the beginning of the film making era. Here we have a comedy of errors that is not tacky and speaks to genuine feelings.
December 11, 2013
John Ballantine

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I was impressed by Jacques the Butler's acrobatics. "Let's be common--and do it again."
June 4, 2008
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