The Smiling Lieutenant

Maurice Chevalier laughing and loving again in Ernst Lubitsch's sparkling cocktail of romantic merriment
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DVD-R Details

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: March 16, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1931
  • Label: Universal Studios

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Total Count: 8


User Ratings: 447
Rating: 4.5/5 -- The players are so good, the dialogue (by Lubitsch, Ernest Vajda and Samson Raphaelson) so witty, and the direction so skillful that no one minds the logic lapses. Full Review
TV Guide
Jun 24, 2006
The drought is in the disappointing Oscar Straus score of four numbers. Full Review
Jul 6, 2010
It's quintessential Lubitsch in the way it suggests sexual dalliance with the brightening or darkening of a gas lamp outside a bedroom. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jun 24, 2006
Rating: B- -- Charming lightweight musical. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Feb 18, 2008
Lubitsch pokes sly fun at the antics of his European aristocrats, but concurs with the film's conclusion that beauty is skin deep enough. Full Review
Jun 24, 2006
Lubitsch's glissando rhythm is a thin veneer that never softens the essential cruelty of the story Full Review
Sep 25, 2009
Rating: 4/5 -- Wit and melody swing through Maurice Chevalier's latest picture. Full Review
New York Times
Jun 24, 2006

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While on patrol, Lieutenant Nikolaus Niki von Preyn (Maurice Chevalier) winks at his beautiful love interest, Franzi (Claudette Colbert). However, a frumpy princess named Anna (Miriam Hopkins) mistakenly believes he is flirting with her. Niki soon finds himself walking down the aisle at his own royal wedding and being whisked away to a neighboring kingdom. When Franzi follows the newlyweds, she finds herself tangled between her old love and a new friendship with Anna.


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  • UPC: 025192262982
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