1. Perhaps my favorite purely pre-Code musical moment…simultaneously charming and outrageous. (And a reminder that while we don’t initially think of Claudette Colbert as a singer, this bit and what she does in “Torch Singer” is a reminder that she could pull it off — and beautifully.) But I don’t know if even Lubitsch would have attempted your suggestion of having them ditch Chevalier’s character (he doesn’t wear well today, but in 1931 he was considered the last word in Gallic charm) for life together (as lesbians?). Nice summation of this scene.

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