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Eclipse Series 08: Lubitsch Musicals

Genres: Stage Plays / Musicals / Dances, Comedy, Romance, Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series, Romantic Comedy, Boxed Sets

Cast: Jack Buchanan, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Claudette Colbert

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Synopsis: Not only the man who refined Hollywood comedy with such masterpieces as Trouble in Paradise, The Shop Around the Corner, and To Be or Not to Be, Ernst Lubitsch also helped invent the modern movie musical. With the advent of sound and audiences clamoring for "talkies," Lubitsch combined his love of European operettas and his mastery of film to produce this entirely new genre. These elegant, bawdy films, created before strict enforcement of the morality code, feature some of the greatest stars of early Hollywood (Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins), as well as that elusive style of comedy that would thereafter be known as "the Lubitsch touch."

Films: THE LOVE PARADE (1929 109 min.), MONTE CARLO (1930 90 min.), THE SMILING LIEUTENANT (1931 89 min.), ONE HOUR WITH YOU (1932 78 min.)

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1929


  • "Singularly sharp entertainment. Lubitsch's movies are about relishing life.", Stephen Garrett, Time Out New York


  • Nominee, Oscar, Best Director, Academy
  • Nominee, Oscar, Best Cinematography, Academy
  • Nominee, Oscar, Best Actor, Academy
  • Nominee, Oscar, Best Sound, Academy
  • Nominee, Oscar, Best Picture, Academy
  • Nominee, Oscar, Best Art Direction, Academy
  • Nominee, Oscar, Best Sound, Academy

Eclipse Series 08: Lubitsch Musicals
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