Monte Carlo (1930 film)

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Monte Carlo is a 1930 American pre-Code musical comedy film, directed by Ernst Lubitsch. It co-stars Jack Buchanan as a French Count Rudolph Falliere masquerading as a hairdresser and Jeanette MacDonald as Countess Helene Mara. The film is notable for introducing the song "Beyond the Blue Horizon", which was written for the film and is first performed by MacDonald and a chorus on the soundtrack as she escapes on the train through he countryside. Monte Carlo was hailed by critics as a masterpiece of the newly emerging musical film genre. The screenplay was based on the Booth Tarkington novel Monsieur Beaucaire.

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Monte Carlo
theatrical poster
Directed byErnst Lubitsch
Written byErnest Vajda
Hans Müller-Einigen
Booth Tarkington
Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland
Produced byErnst Lubitsch
StarringJack Buchanan
Jeanette MacDonald
Claud Allister
CinematographyVictor Milner
Edited byMerrill G. White
Music byW. Franke Harling
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 27, 1930 (1930-08-27)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

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