The Love Parade
The Love Parade (1929)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 12, 2008
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Variety Staff
Variety

It's a fine, near-grand entertainment.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

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

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Made before the production code was inflicted, the film is rife with Lubitschian innuendo.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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

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David Cairns
Senses of Cinema

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The pic proved extremely popular.

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Stella Dallas
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… More
Tom S.
I was impressed by Jacques the Butler's acrobatics. "Let's be common--and do it again."
AJ Verser
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.
John Ballantine
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… More