The Smiling Lieutenant

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The Smiling Lieutenant is a 1931 American pre-Code musical comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert and Miriam Hopkins, and released by Paramount Pictures.

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The Smiling Lieutenant
theatrical poster
Directed byErnst Lubitsch
Written byScreenplay:
Samson Raphaelson
Ernest Vajda
Ernst Lubitsch
French dialogue:
Jacques Bataille-Henri
Based onNovel: Nux der Prinzgemahl (1905)
Hans Müller-Einigen
Operetta: Ein Walzertraum (1907)
Leopold Jacobson [de]
Felix Dörmann [de]
Produced byErnst Lubitsch
StarringMaurice Chevalier
Claudette Colbert
Miriam Hopkins
CinematographyGeorge J. Folsey
Edited byMerrill G. White
Music byComposer:
Oscar Straus
Musical Director:
Adolph Deutsch (uncredited)
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 1, 1931 (1931-08-01)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States

It was written by Samson Raphaelson and Ernest Vajda from the operetta Ein Walzertraum by Oscar Straus, with libretto by Leopold Jacobson [de] and Felix Dörmann [de], which in turn was based on the novel Nux, der Prinzgemahl ("Nux the Prince Consort") by Hans Müller-Einigen. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. This was the first of three films directed by Lubitsch and starring Miriam Hopkins. The other two were Trouble in Paradise and Design for Living.