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One of the most overlooked directors in Hollywood history, Rouben Mamoulian played a key role in the early years of the sound era in American cinema. With his debut feature Applause (1929), Mamoulian’s insistence on a fluid camera would open up new possibilities in storytelling that he would put to great use in films like City Streets (1931) and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931); for the follow up on the latter, the director would bring that fluid camerawork to Love Me Tonight, which would be his main contribution to the Hollywood musical genre. Kino had already released the movie on DVD but has revisited it for its Blu-ray debut.



Love Me Tonight (1932)



Released: 14 Oct 1932
Rated: Passed
Runtime: 104 min




Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance...

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I'll second almost everything this review asserts. Had the DVD for years and it wasn't all that awful. But the new Blu - Ray is a vast improvement. Especially the sound. The weakest link for me is Jeanette MacDonald. But the rest of the cast really sparkles in one of the great musicals. Hoping for more Mamoulian. Especially the early sound movies. Jekyll and Hyde particularly is a tour de force for it's production design. And maybe Garbo's best - Queen Christina.
 

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'The weakest link for me is Jeanette MacDonald.'

She's pretty great in the Lubitsch Merry Widow.
 

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She is a very charming light comedienne. But then I even like the long lumbering lush Maytime with a great Barrymore and an emotional wallop of an ending.
 

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