The Love Parade


The Love Parade

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An arranged royal marriage between a womanizing diplomat and the forlorn Queen of a small European country results in farcical dissatisfaction for both until true love somehow manages to blossom between them. Ernst Lubitsch's first all-talking movie also marked the initial teaming of it's two highly vocal leads.


Maurice Chevalier
as Count Alfred Renard
Jeanette MacDonald
as Queen Louise
Lupino Lane
as Jacques
Edgar Norton
as Major Domo
Lionel Belmore
as Prime Minister
Albert Roccardi
as Foreign Minister
Eugene Pallette
as Minister of War
E.H. Calvert
as Sylvanian Ambassador
Russ Powell
as Afghan Ambassador
Margaret Fealy
as First Lady in Waiting
Yola d'Avril
as Paulette
Russell Powell
as Afghan Ambassador
Andre Cheron
as Paulette's Husband
Ben Turpin
as Cross-eyed Lackey
Anton Vaverka
as Cabinet Minister
Albert De Winton
as Cabinet Minister
William von Hardenburg
as Cabinet Minister
Jean Harlow
as Extra in Theater Audience
Virginia Bruce
as Second Lady-in-Waiting
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Critic Reviews for The Love Parade

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

Audience Reviews for The Love Parade

  • Dec 11, 2013
    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.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • May 18, 2012
    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
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Oct 18, 2011
    His introduction to Hollywood earned him 6 Academy Award nominations, and its glamour is shown since the very first, impressive shot. Random musical numbers were rare by the time but Lubitsch was careful enough to adapt them to the plot so he didn't resemble a lunatic. Joyous performances and funny in a pure way, you can really spot the elements of the romantic comedy genre in Hollywood. 96/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2011
    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.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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