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Love Me Tonight / Mariez-Moi Ce Soir!

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Tookey's Rating
9 /10
Average Rating
9.18 /10
Maurice Chevalier , Jeanette MacDonald , Myrna Loy
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Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Written by: Samuel Hoffenstein, Waldemar Young, George Marion, Jr from Leopold Marchand and Paul Armont's play Tailor in the Chateau. Music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart .

Released: 1932
Origin: US
Length: 104

A Parisian tailor (Maurice Chevalier, pictured right) goes among the aristocracy to collect a debt, is mistaken for a nobleman, and finds love with a princess (Jeanette MacDonald, left).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A charming period piece, with a surprisingly sharp edge (this was made before the Hays Code imposed a silence about all things sexual). Needless to say, the plot is negligible; but the Rodgers and Hart songs include Isn't It Romantic? and Lover (When You Need Me). Mamoulian's direction is startlingly good; and there are three delightful performances from the leads - with Myrna Loy memorable as a nymphomaniac Countess.

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