The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg(Old Heidelberg)(The Student Prince)
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The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg(Old Heidelberg)(The Student Prince)
Even without the benefit of sound, The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg seems to be inundated by Franz Lehar's unforgettable songs. Director Ernst Lubitsch fashioned a gloriously schmaltzy, delightfully artificial rendition of the 1924 Lehar opera, which in turn was based on the 1902 play In Old Heidelberg. Ramon Novarro plays the title role, an ever-carousing young monarch who falls in love with ebullient barmaid Norma Shearer. Fully willing to forsake his crown for her sake, Novarro chooses duty over love when his country is threatened with revolution. He tries to let Shearer down… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Its cutesy love story is too schmaltzy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Ernst Lubitsch's graceful silent comedy is both a class act and a still-relevant model for emulation."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com