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.

Oh! Oh, pardon me. | I've just come from a wedding.

It isn't any of your business | where I've come from.

Pardon me, madame.

May I take the liberty of asking | where you are going?

I don't know. | I haven't the slightest idea.

Can't you make a suggestion?

Well, we go to Vienna.

- Mmm. | - Monte Carlo?

- Monte Carlo? | - Yes, madame.

Two tickets for Monte Carlo.

Yes, madame.

Monte Carlo.

Monte Carlo!

Bertha, how much money | have we left?

- Only 10,000 francs. | - That's enough.

With this 10,000 francs I'll win my freedom, | my happiness at the green tables.

Let's see. The first day | I'll win, uh, 50,000 francs.

- But, Countess - | - No, no, no, no. That's enough for the first day.

But on the second day I'll take | the 50,000 francs and win 100,000.

And on the third day 150,000. | And then 300,000.

And then I'll start!

I'll smash the bank. | And that means millions. Millions!

Listen, here's a puzzle. | And believe me, it's hot.

She comes from a wedding.

She has nothing on. | She's left her husband behind.

She has no ticket. | She has no idea where she wants to go.

And she goes to Monte Carlo.

How old is her husband?

Too old!

# Blow, whistle #

# Blow away #

# Blow away the past #

# Go, engines #

#Anywhere #

# I don't care how far #

# On, on, from darkness into dawn #

# From rain into the rainbow #

# Fly with me #

# Gone, gone #

#All my grief and woe #

#What matter where I go #

# If I am free #

# Beyond the blue horizon #

#Waits a beautiful day #

# Good-bye to things #

#That bore me #

#Joy is waiting for me #

# I see a blue horizon #

# My life has only begun #

# Beyond the blue horizon #

# Lies a rising #

# Sun #

#Beyond the blue horizon #

# Waits a beautiful day #

#Good-bye to things #

# That bore me #

#Joy is waiting for me #

# I see a blue #

- # Horizon # | - #Blue horizon #

# My life has only begun #

# Beyond the blue horizon #

# Lies a rising #

# Sun ##

Twenty-nine! Black! Odd!

If I only had your luck. | Tell me, how do you do it?

Nothing to it. | I have a system that can't miss.

If I happen to be standing | beside a brunette, I bet on red.

If I'm standing next to a redhead, | I bet on black.

But suppose you're standing next to a blonde. | What do you do then?

I ask her where she lives.

There's your blonde.

Well, why don't you | go and speak to her?

- Don't tell me you're afraid. | - I am.

And for the first time. | I don't know what's the matter with me.

But I must have some excuse.

If only she'd dropped something, | I - I could pick it up.

If she only had a little dog, | I could get him to bite me.

I've got it. | You shall introduce me.

- But I don't know her either. | - That's the whole idea.

You go up and speak to her, | she's very insulted...

Then I come up | and slap you in the face twice.

Oh, no. Oh, no.

All right, then. Once. Go.

Go and introduce yourself.

Fifty francs, please, madame.

Merci, madame.

She is superstitious.

Uh, don't strike, madame.

If you want any luck, | you must stroke - stroke caressingly.

Naturally, not my back, madame. | No luck to that.

But the back of my head - | Stroke my hair and see what happens.

Magic, madame. | From then on, magic.

Everything you touch will turn to gold. | Millions at your fingertips.

What? You don't want to? | All right, madame.

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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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