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The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

NR 08/01/1931 (US) ComedyRomance 1h 33m

Maurice Chevalier laughing and loving again in Ernst Lubitsch's sparkling cocktail of romantic merriment


A simple wink, intended by Austrian palace guard Lt. Nikolaus von Preyn for girlfriend, Franzi, is accidentally intercepted -- and misread -- by the visiting Princess Anna. As a result, the soldier has no choice but to marry the royal lady and move with her to the neighboring kingdom of Flausenthurm. His girlfriend follows to continue the romance and, subversively, give Princess Anna tips on how to keep her husband satisfied.

  1. Ernst Lubitsch


  2. Hans Müller


  3. Ernest Vajda


  4. Samson Raphaelson


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  1. Maurice Chevalier

    Maurice Chevalier

    Lt. Nikolaus 'Niki' von Preyn

  2. Claudette Colbert

    Claudette Colbert


  3. Miriam Hopkins

    Miriam Hopkins

    Princess Anna

  4. Charles Ruggles

    Charles Ruggles


  5. George Barbier

    George Barbier

    King Adolf XV

  6. Hugh O'Connell

    Hugh O'Connell

    Niki's Orderly

  7. Maude Allen

    Lady in Waiting (uncredited)

  8. Granville Bates

    Granville Bates

    Bill Collector (uncredited)

  9. Harry C. Bradley

    Harry C. Bradley

    Count Von Holden (uncredited)

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The Smiling Lieutenant
The Smiling Lieutenant

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Original Language English

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