The Love Parade
The Love Parade (1929)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 19, 1929
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2008
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Variety Staff

It's a fine, near-grand entertainment.

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TV 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

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
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The pic proved extremely popular.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Aj V
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.
Tom S.
I was impressed by Jacques the Butler's acrobatics. "Let's be common--and do it again."
Byron Brubaker
Ernst Lubitsch's first talkie, Jeanette MacDonald's first screen appearance, and the first of many time these two would make movies with Maurice… More