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Love Me Tonight

Monday, June 4

Film History Suburbs & Beyond

Musical fans, see where it all began! Rodgers and Hart score this tale of a poor Parisian tailor (Maurice Chevalier) who poses as a count to ingratiate himself with a family of eccentric aristocrats (including a young Myrna Loy) in order to win the heart of a beautiful princess (Jeanette MacDonald). With its innovative editing and ingenious set pieces (including the legendary “symphony of sound,” in which the urban cacophony coalesces into a musical arrangement), Love Me Tonight landed like a meteor in the sound era, blowing open the potential of the musical genre and the film medium. 

(NR) USA – 1 hr 44 min – 35mm
1932 · d. Rouben Mamoulian   
Starring Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Myrna Loy, Charles Ruggles

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Venue Information

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610.527.9898 phone

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The Water Works behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Erin DiSerafino.