The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) by Ernst Lubitsch
AFG presents at the Club (AKUMB, 40 Tumanyan Str.)
September 5 - 26, 2017 Film Program
THE LUBITSCH TOUCH: Musicals
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 20:00
THE SMILING LIEUTENANT
1931, USA, 89 min, Comedy / Musical / Romance, DVD
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins
Maurice Chevalier’s randy Viennese lieutenant is enamored of Claudette Colbert’s freethinking, all-girl-orchestra-leading cutie. Yet complications ensue when the sexually repressed princess of the fictional kingdom of Flausenthurm, played by newcomer Miriam Hopkins, sets her sights on him. The Smiling Lieutenant is a delightful showcase for its rising female stars, who are never more charming than when Colbert tunefully instructs Hopkins, “Jazz Up Your Lingerie.”
* Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
* Films are screened in original language with English subtitles.
* DVDs for the program are from Khachatur Aloyan’s private collection (USA).