Monte Carlo

Synopsis: Minutes before her wedding to Duke Otto Von Seibenheim, Countess Helene Mara flees, on a whim, to Monte Carlo, where she hopes her luck will save her poor financial state. There, Count Rudolph Farriere is taken by her beauty, but she rebuffs him, not even looking at him. Assuming the guise of a hairdresser, he finally succeeds in seeing her, night and morning. Sparks fly, and love ensues - but can she love a lowly hairdresser? As her finances worsen though, the Duke arrives, and his money and social status seem even more enticing. Shunning Rudolph, will her story follow the operatic "unhappy ending", or can she have it all?
Director(s): Ernst Lubitsch
Production: Paramount Pictures
90 min

# Day of days #

#Wonderful day of love #

# Beauteous day #

#Let the sun rise above #

#Glorious day #

#Making the sun appear #

#Beauty reigns #

#Over this day of days #

# Day of days #

# Wonderful day oflove #

#Beauteous day #

#Let the sun rise above #

#Glorious day #

#Making the sun appear #

#Beauty reigns #

#Over this day #

#Of days ##



Now that's the third time | she's run away from me.

It's disgraceful. | It's unbelievable.

Why do you give me | nothing but trouble?

As soon as you're born, | your mother runs away.

You're going to be married, | and your bride runs away.

It's nothing but run, run, run!

- If only it hadn't rained. | - What has the rain got to do with it?

In the sunlight, in the moonlight, | nothing could stop her.

- But other women run away too. | - But after the wedding.

That's different. | That's all right.

Why didn't she wait that long? | Any decent girl would have waited that long.

Ah, but not she. | She is different.

- Ohh. | - She is wonderful. Ohh!

Oh, why did it have to rain?

Your Grace, the guests are getting very excited. | They want their presents back.

What? Oh, no.

The presents will not be returned.

The Liebenheims | have never returned anything.

Your Grace, may I suggest | perhaps a few words of explanation?

Very well. Very well.

Go and explain it to them.


Uh, ladies and gentlemen...

You are all here today...

To attend the wedding...

Of two charming, | delightful people.

And now you're surprised | to see me standing here alone.

To tell you the truth, | I'm surprised myself.

No, no, no, no. Please. | You -You must not despair.

I promise you | this wedding will take place.


N-N-Not today, but, uh, someday.


No, no, no, no. | You must not doubt me. I will find her.

I will find her even if I have to | search the whole world.

And I will bring her back. | Nothing can stop me.

I will bring her back | even if I have to drag her.

# I have a nasty temper | though I keep it in control #

# For, after all | I really am a simple-hearted soul #

# He's a simp, he's a simp | He's a simple-hearted soul #

# But when my seeds of kindliness | have failed to bear me fruit #

# I then become, I must confess | a nasty-tempered brute #

# He's a nas, he's a nas | He's a nasty-tempered brute #

#And now I've stood enough #

# I have to treat her rough #

#And show her I am capable | of caveman stuff #

# She'll love me and like it #

#When I start the strike | it will not be tenderly #

What a man!

# I'll win her, the sinner #

# By Harry, we'll marry #

#And she'll propose to me #

Gorgeous, isn't he?

# My papa tells me | I have charms galore #


#And I have never had | complaints before #

#We'll sail away soon | and on our honeymoon #

- #She'll love me # | - She'll love him and like it!

- # She'll love it ## | - Love him! Like it! Love him! Like it!

She'll love it!

Countess, please.

Whew. The narrowest escape | I ever had.

Five more minutes, | and I'd have been married.

I even had the wedding gown on.

But fortunately it didn't fit.

And suddenly I realized | it was fate.

The dressmaker had saved the day.

Oh, think what I owe | that dressmaker. Mmm!

I owe him for the dress too!

- But, Countess - | - Oh, I know. I know what you're going to say.

I owe everybody. | And here was my chance.

Here was a chance to marry a man | who had everything a woman desires.

He's rich, he's wealthy...

And he has nothing but money.

And how we could use it.

And how!

Come in.

Are you the lady who jumped | on this train after we had started?

Yes, and I shall complain about it. | Trains don't go until I get on them.

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Ernest Vajda

Ernest Vajda (born Ernő Vajda; 27 May 1886 in Komárno, Austria-Hungary, today Slovakia – 3 April 1954 in Woodland Hills, California) was a Hungarian actor, playwright and novelist, but is more famous today for his screenplays. He co-wrote the screenplay for the film Smilin' Through (1932), based on the hit play by Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin. Vajda also wrote the screenplay for the first film version of Rudolph Besier's The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934). more…

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