MONTE CARLO (1930)
Jeanette MacDonald’s independent-minded countess leaves her foppish prince fiancé at the altar, and whisks herself away to the Riviera. There, she strikes the fancy of the sly Count Rudolph (theater veteran Jack Buchanan), who poses as a hairdresser to get into her boudoir. Lubitsch’s follow-up to The Love Parade shows even more musical invention, and presents MacDonald at her sexily haughty best.
Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Buchanan, Claud Allister, Tyler Brooke.
The songs in the film were written by Richard Whiting and W. Franke Harling, with uncredited music by Karl Hajos, Herman Hand, Sigmund Krumgold, and John Leipold. The best-known song in the film is "Beyond the Blue Horizon" by Richard Whiting and Franke Harling with lyrics by Leo Robin. The song became an immediate hit record for Jeanette MacDonald on the film's release.
Other songs in the film are: "Give Me A Moment Please" "Always in All Ways" "She'll Love Me and Like It" "Days of Days" "Trimmin' the Women" "Whatever It Is, It's Grand".