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Old November 11 2010, 11:15 PM   #794
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Re: Movies Seen in 2010

Apparently the remake is as bad, if not worse, than the original. I haven't seen either, so that could all be bunk, though I doubt it.

258. The Smiling Lieutenant [A]

I'm glad this movie slipped in before the Production Code started being enforced in 1934, because the thought of what this film would be if all the sexual innuendo were removed is...well, what would even be left if all the sexual innuendo were removed? It's a delightful musical, with good performances and a lot more camera movement than most people give the early sound era credit for. Yes, the resolution is ridiculous (it might be pre-code, but even then a Hollywood film couldn't advocate divorce) but that's really incidental to how much fun the whole affair is. I really need to get around to seeing more films directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
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