Monte Carlo (1930)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  

USA, 1930.  .  Screenplay by , additional dialogue by , based on the play Monsieur Beaucaire by , the novel Monsieur Beaucaire by , and the novel The Blue Coast by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .

Another delightful musical by Ernst Lubitsch, starring the eye-poppingly beautiful .  This time she plays a runaway bride who has abandoned her wealthy, titled fiancé at the altar and run away to sunny Monte Carlo.  She plans to win big at the card tables but finds her luck isn’t heading in a particularly good direction.  She also catches the eye of a wealthy player () who, thanks to a series of misunderstandings, woos her by pretending to be the help.  By styling her hair and bringing her room service, he eventually wins her heart, but can she settle for a poor man when she needs tons of cash to be happy?  The result is for you to find out in a film that gleams with charm, a few forgettable but pleasant tunes and the overwhelming star power of its elegant but sexually formidable leading lady.

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