Traveling Salesman Virgil Smith wants to sell his Grammophones in pre-WWI Austria. To enhance this, he especially wants to sell one to Emperor Franz Joseph. He also meet a Countess and after the usual misunderstandings, falls in love with her, this is especially assisted by his dog Buttons.
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**1/2. I'm not a Billy Wilder specialist so I surely missed a lot of subtext here. All I can say, after a first vision, is that the production design is gorgeous. But this reversed Cinderella story combined with a weird love story between a mongrel and a purebred dog deserves a second if not a third chance. Be curious!
Excellente comédie bien enlevée avec un humour constant (en particulier la psychanalyse d'un chien) et une fraîcheur remarquable. Il est vrai que Billy Wilder excelle dans ce genre, souvent malmené ..... www.cinefiches.com