The Love Parade
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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 the marriage, as the formerly footloose Chevalier bristles at being a mere… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a fine, near-grand entertainment."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Students of film lore will find much to enjoy in The Love Parade."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Made before the production code was inflicted, the film is rife with Lubitschian innuendo."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Lubistch's charming film, boasting a grand performance from Maurice Chevalier, was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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."
‑ David Cairns, Senses of Cinema
"The pic proved extremely popular."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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