Sex and sophistication, elegance and raunchy humor that hides behind the veneer of Old Hollywood glamour. Not one of Lubitsch's best though. Would have been more interesting if it focused solely on the two female leads rather than on Chevalier's lothario. Still, some of the most beautiful cinematic innuendo ever put on film.
Another excellent Lubitsch, easily the top director of the 30s. Chevalier plays the Casanova well, Colbert and Hopkins in the same film makes it instantly worth watching, and the script featuring some of the dumbest but insanely catchy songs of the period all add up to brilliance. Lubitsch + Hopkins sure resulted in some must-sees, this one is no different. Highly recommended
This is by far the weakest of the 3 Lubtisch musicals I have seen. Claudette Colbert's character was the only one who felt genuine. Hopkins' character who changes herself to attract a man is reminiscent of Sandy changing herself to attract Danny in Grease decades later. Maurice Chevalier seemed creepier in this one than the others.
The charm and music won me over, but the last 15 minutes lost me. Claudette Colbert's character is the only one I feel is respected by the movie as a whole, the other two leads are reduced to one whose infatuation leads to discarding who she is in order to attract a man and another whose love is so petty as to be swayed by lingerie. Perhaps there is an intended irony here I am not getting, I am not certain.