The Love Parade

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Ernst Lubitsch’s first "talking picture" was also Hollywood's first movie musical to integrate songs with narrative. Additionally, The Love Parade made stars out of toast-of-Paris Maurice Chevalier and girl-from-Philly Jeanette MacDonald, cast as a... read more

Ernst Lubitsch’s first "talking picture" was also Hollywood's first movie musical to integrate songs with narrative. Additionally, 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, The Love Parade opened the door for a decade of witty screen battles of the sexes.

Original Release

01/18/1930

US Release

01/18/1930

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Cast

Maurice Chevalier Count Alfred Renard
Jeanette MacDonald Queen Louise
Lupino Lane Jacques
Lillian Roth Lulu
Eugene Pallette War Minister / Minister of War
E.H. Calvert Ambassador / Sylvanian Ambassador
Edgar Norton Master of Ceremonies
Lionel Belmore Prime Minister
Jean Harlow Woman in Opera Box
Ben Turpin Cross-Eyed Lackey
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ernst Lubitsch

Writers

Guy Bolton, Ernest Vajda, Leon Xanrof, Jules Chancel

Cast

Maurice Chevalier Count Alfred Renard
Jeanette MacDonald Queen Louise
Lupino Lane Jacques
Lillian Roth Lulu
Eugene Pallette War Minister / Minister of War
E.H. Calvert Ambassador / Sylvanian Ambassador
Edgar Norton Master of Ceremonies
Lionel Belmore Prime Minister
Jean Harlow Woman in Opera Box
Ben Turpin Cross-Eyed Lackey
Virginia Bruce Lady-in-Waiting
Yola d'Avril Paulette
André Cheron Paulette's Husband
Albert De Winton Cabinet Minister
Adolph Faylauer Cabinet Minister
Winter Hall Priest
Perry Ivins Radio Announcer
Murdock MacQuarrie First Radio Announcer
Manuel París Cabinet Minister
Russ Powell Afghan Ambassador

Editors

Merrill G. White

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