Monday, December 26, 2011

One Hour with You

One Hour with You

Paramount, 1932, B/W, 80 minutes, ***

Released March, 1932

Dr. Bertier (Maurice Chevalier) is married to Colette (Jeanette MacDonald), but has a tendency to roam. When his eyes fix on Mitzi Olivier (Genevieve Tobin), his wife's best friend, the sparks fly. But Colette finds out what happened and takes a fling herself. After the smoke clears, the two agree to keep themselves faithful to their marriage and cease the wandering ways.

An Ernst Lubitsch Production

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Assisted by: George Cukor

Screen play by: Samson Raphaelson

From the play by Lothar Schmidt ("Only a Dream")

Music by: Oscar Straus

Lyrics by: Leo Robin

Interpolated music by: Richard A. Whiting

Music Director: Nathaniel Finston

Art Direction: Hans Dreier

Set Decoration: A. E. Freudeman

Gowns by: Travis Banton

Sound: M. M. Paggi

Photographed by: Victor Milner

Film Editing: William Shea

Awards: Academy Award nomination for Best Picture

Cast: Maurice Chevalier [Dr. Andre Bertier], Jeanette MacDonald [Colette Bertier], Genevieve Tobin [Mitzi Olivier], Charlie Ruggles [Adolph], Roland Young [Professor Olivier], Josephine Dunn [Mlle. Martel], Richard Carle [Detective], Barbara Leonard [Mitzi's Maid], George Barbier [Police Commissioner], Additional Cast: Charles Judels [Policeman], Donald Novis [Singer], Charles Coleman [Marcel the Butler], Eric Wilton [Butler], George Davis [Cabby], Sheila Bromley [Colette's Downstairs Maid], Leonie Pray [Collette's Upstairs Maid], Florine McKinney [Girl], Bill Elliott [Dance Extra], Bess Flowers [Party Extra]

Musical Program: [0:01] Police Station Talk Song (spoken by George Barbier and Policemen); [0:07] What a Little Thing Like a Wedding Ring Can Do (Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald); [0:16] Mitzi-Colette Talk Song (performed by Jeanette MacDonald and Genevieve Tobin); [0:17] We Will Always Be Sweethearts (sung by Jeanette MacDonald); [0:26] Three Times a Day (sung by Maurice Chevalier and Genevieve Tobin); [0:39] One Hour with You (played by The Coconut Orchestra, vocal by Donald Novis; also sung by Genevieve Tobin, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald and Charlie Ruggles as they dance); [0:49] Oh That Mitzi (sung by Maurice Chevalier); [0:53] One Hour with You (reprised by Charlie Ruggles); [0:57] It Was Only a Dream Kiss (spoken by Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier); [0:58] We Will Always Be Sweethearts (reprised by Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier); [1:08] What Would You Do? (sung by Maurice Chevalier)

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