A deliriously entertaining Ernst Lubitsch musical is his first talky (and, as David Cairns points out in Senses of Cinema, “THE first musical we would recognize as such”). It only hits a snag whenever Jeanette McDonald tries to tell a joke – she’s no Carole Lombard.

Grade: A

The Love Parade is part of Eclipse Series 8 – Lubitsch Musicals, which is currently available.