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Love Me Tonight1932

Love Me Tonight (1932)




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In this musical, Maurice Chevalier stars as a humble Parisian tailor. He and a soon-to-be-wedded patron make up a catchy little song. The song eventually makes its way to a beautiful woman. After that, it is only a matter of time before she winds up in the tailor's arms.


Maurice Chevalier
as Maurice 'Baron' Courtelin
Jeanette MacDonald
as Princess Jeanette
Charlie Ruggles
as Viscount de Varese
Charles Butterworth
as Count de Savignac
Charles Ruggles
as Viscount Gilbert de Varèze
Myrna Loy
as Countess Vantine
Joseph Cawthorn
as Dr. Armand de Fontinac
Sam Harris
as Bridge Player
Robert Greig
as Major-Domo Flamond
Ethel Wales
as Madame Dutoit, Dressmaker
Marion Byron
as Bakery Girl
Tyler Brooke
as Composer
Tony Merlo
as Hatmaker
Rolfe Sedan
as Taxi Driver
Gordon Westcott
as Collector
Mary Doran
as Madame Dupont
George Davis
as Pierre Dupont
Rita Owin
as Chambermaid
Clarence Wilson
as Shirtmaker
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Critic Reviews for Love Me Tonight

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

No longer was Chevalier the mysterious-if-gregarious "other"--he was a member of the proletariat just like everyone else.

November 24, 2003 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

There are really no "numbers" here, and no dancing at all-just a sophisticated weaving of song into the general atmosphere of wit and amour...

October 29, 2020 | Full Review…

The director skillfully fuses the appeal of the artist to the expressiveness of the camera; the agility of the narrative technique to the casual irony of conception. [Full Review in Spanish]

February 28, 2020 | Full Review…

The music itself half explains the excellence of the production.

May 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Hollywood's first musical masterpiece...pushed the limits of conventional narrative filmmaking until they just about broke.

August 12, 2008 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Musicals don't come any better than this madcap one directed by the great Armenian-born Hollywood director Rouben Mamoulian.

January 20, 2006 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Love Me Tonight


I really liked this movie, one of Chevalier's best. Plus it has an early performance from Myrna Loy, who is just perfect. The whole cast is great. The movie is really hilarious and has good romance and comedy balanced together with a nice story. I recommend seeing it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Maurice Chevalier stars as a tailor who, in order to collect a debt from an aristocrat customer, poses as a baron (and falls in love with a princess). Of course, at some point the truth must come out, and then we find out if true love will prevail over a little white lie. No, you don't have to watch many romantic comedies to know this storyline is well-worn, but "Love Me Tonight" isn't like those other movies. It's an absurdist musical. The princess (Jeanette MacDonald) has a stuffy old uncle, the Viscount (Charles Ruggles), and the songs he sings have lyrics like "I'd rather throw a bomb at her than have her wed a commoner" in them. There's also some references to "Macbeth" thrown in, as well as an amazing, sprawling version of "Isn't It Romantic?" that was so well done it might've been 20 years ahead of its' time. If you're unfamiliar with Maurice Chevalier, or only know him from "Gigi", you might be surprised by the amount of charisma the guy gives off (or maybe not, if you're familiar with "Pepe le Pew", his homage). The last five minutes or so, with it's rousing songs ("the son-of-a-gun is nothing but a tailor!") and outstanding slapstick, could easily hold it's place with any Marx brothers movie, and the overall charm and character of this film should convince you it deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the other great musicals of that era.

Devon Bott
Devon Bott

Super Reviewer


a really charming pre-code musical. i'm not the biggest fan of chevalier or of jeanette macdonald's operatic style, but this won me over. clever staging of musical numbers, ribald humor and a young myrna loy too! thx sarega :)

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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