Monte Carlo (1930)

93 mins | Musical comedy | 4 September 1930

Director:

Ernst Lubitsch

Writer:

Ernest Vajda

Cinematographer:

Victor Milner

Production Designer:

Hans Dreier

Production Company:

Paramount Publix Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EHW
2 Aug 1930
pp. 26-27.
EHW
6 Sep 1930
p. 38.
Film Daily
31 Aug 1930.
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Life
19 Sep 1930
P. 18.
New York Times
28 Aug 1930
p. 22.
New Yorker
6 Sep 1930
p. 63.
Time
24 Nov 1930
p. 64.
Variety
3 Sep 1930
p. 19.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Addl dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
COSTUMES
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Die blaue Kunste by Hans Müller (Leipzig, 1915).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Always in All Ways," words by Leo Robin, music by Richard A. Whiting
"Beyond the Blue Horizon," "Give Me a Moment Please," "Whatever It Is, It's Grand," "Trimmin' the Women," "She'll Love Me and Like It," "I'm a Simple-Hearted Man" and "Day of Days," words by Leo Robin, music by Richard A. Whiting and W. Franke Harling.
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 September 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 27 August 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Publix Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 October 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1634
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
93
Length(in feet):
8,077
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Rudolph Fallière, a wealthy and handsome count visiting Monte Carlo, sees the impoverished Countess Vera lose heavily at roulette, tries to meet her, but somehow always is prevented from doing so. By accident he meets her hairdresser, Paul, and the next day passes himself off as the new hairdresser, hoping to reveal his love for her. Learning she is to discharge him for lack of funds, Rudolph induces her to let him play her last 1,000 f note at the casino; although he does not play, he returns with 100,000 f and, overjoyed, she kisses him; but the next day she reverts to her usual deferential attitude. Rudolph kisses her fiercely and departs, refusing her offers to return. She finally accepts the proposal of Prince Liebenheim out of financial distress; but Rudolph arranges for her to attend a performance of Monsieur Beaucaire in which a prince poses as a hairdresser to win his lady, and realizing the similarity with her own relationship to Rudolph, the countess leaves Liebenheim for her true ... +


Rudolph Fallière, a wealthy and handsome count visiting Monte Carlo, sees the impoverished Countess Vera lose heavily at roulette, tries to meet her, but somehow always is prevented from doing so. By accident he meets her hairdresser, Paul, and the next day passes himself off as the new hairdresser, hoping to reveal his love for her. Learning she is to discharge him for lack of funds, Rudolph induces her to let him play her last 1,000 f note at the casino; although he does not play, he returns with 100,000 f and, overjoyed, she kisses him; but the next day she reverts to her usual deferential attitude. Rudolph kisses her fiercely and departs, refusing her offers to return. She finally accepts the proposal of Prince Liebenheim out of financial distress; but Rudolph arranges for her to attend a performance of Monsieur Beaucaire in which a prince poses as a hairdresser to win his lady, and realizing the similarity with her own relationship to Rudolph, the countess leaves Liebenheim for her true love. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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