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Apr 3, 2020

This time on The Studios Year by Year it's a rather unfair pairing of Lubitsch's (or Cukor's?) ONE HOUR WITH YOU with Mamoulian's LOVE ME TONIGHT. They have less in common than you'd think for both being operettas starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald made by Paramount in 1932. Looking for something to lift your mood while you're waiting for quarantine to lift? We confirm with this viewing that LOVE ME TONIGHT is one of the most delightful and inventive movies of the 30s (or any decade). Mamoulian once again proves himself a cinematic pioneer... that no one has caught up with yet. And in our Fear and Staying Home in Toronto segment, we compare the Borzage and Selznick A Farewell to Armses.


Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:          One Hour With You (dirs: Ernst Lubitsch & George Cukor)

0h 26m 15s:          Love Me Tonight (dir: Rouben Mamoulian)

1h 07m 56s           Fear & Staying Home in Toronto



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