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3.8
224 Ratings

The Love Parade

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
United States, 1929
Comedy, Musical, Romance

Synopsis

The Love Parade made stars out of toast-of-Paris Maurice Chevalier and girl-from-Philly Jeanette MacDonald, cast as a womanizing military attaché and the man-hungry queen of “Sylvania.” With its naughty innuendo and satiric romance, it opened the door for a decade of battles of the sexes.

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The Love Parade Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1930 | 6 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1929 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Critics reviews

Ernst Lubitsch's first talkie and first operetta, costarring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald, contains the excitement of movies being reinvented, so that silence as well as sound becomes a brand-new plaything (in contradistinction to silent movies, which usually had musical accompaniment).
January 03, 2003
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The Love Parade, which Paramount produced in a French-language version also starring Chevalier, is a delightful Ruritanian romance that bests the Berkeley films in terms of scene-for-scene wit and storytelling drive. Something like a cinematic Viennese operetta, it coasts on the charm of film newcomer but already seasoned theater performer MacDonald...
December 02, 2013
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