Lubitsch Musicals (4 DVD set)
Renowned as a silent-film pioneer and the man who refined Hollywood comedy with such masterpieces as Trouble In Paradise, The Shop Around the Corner and To Be Or Not To Be, German emigre Ernst Lubitsch had another claim to fame: he helped invent the modern movie musical. With the advent of sound and audiences clamoring for "talkies," Lubitsch combined his love for European operettas and his mastery of film to create these elegant, bawdy "pre-Code" delights, featuring some of the greatest stars of early Hollywood (Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins), as well as that elusive style of comedy that would thereafter be known as "the Lubitsch touch."
Includes The Love Parade, Monte Carlo, The Smiling Lieutenant and One Hour With You.
4 DVD set - NTSC format