Love Me Tonight
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian • 1932 • United States
Starring Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles
A case of mistaken identity gives a romantic Parisian tailor (Maurice Chevalier) the opportunity to woo the princess of his dreams (Jeanette MacDonald) in this exquisite musical, renowned for both its sophisticated technical innovations and effortless charm. Director Rouben Mamoulian combines stylish camerawork, groundbreaking use of sound technology (opening with a memorable city symphony of sounds as Paris awakens), and classic songs by Rodgers and Hart into a matchless pre-Code delight that established the movie musical as a bona fide art form.
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