Tuesday, September 27, 2011

62. Love Me Tonight

Love Me Tonight

I watched this a week ago when I played hooky.  I got so much done and since this movie is so charming, it brightened my day even more.  I also had a bagel, coke, and cookie for lunch.  That was a fantastic day.

When we watch early gangster films, you can tell I am a bit lackadaisical.  This is because I really don't like modern mob movies, so it is hard for me to be enthustiatic about the birth of the genre.  I love musicals, however, so watching this was absolutely delightful.  The story isn't the strongest one that you will ever see, but the songs are wonderful.  They are song by an ensemble too so you don't have to worry about a bad vocalist ruining the movie for you (...ahem...42nd Street).  The song "Isn't it Romantic?" is one of the best musical numbers I have ever seen and believe me, I have seen a lot.  I liked Le Million a lot better than this one, though.  Still, even though this movie will not make you think in the slightest, it will be a fun and frivolous hour and a half.  Trust me.

RATING: ****-

Interesting Facts:

This film spreads the misconception that Paris is a romantic, far off wonderland.  Do not be brainwashed!!

Very suggestive.  I am dreading the end of pre-Code days.

Isn't it the best scene ever?!  Wow, that was bad.  I have to go to sleep soon.

1 comment:

  1. I also like this one. Especially the male parts are good while the female drift into opera territory. The opening is one of the best musical openings ever and although this is a fairytale Paris it clicks a lot better than An American in Paris.