The Smiling Lieutenant Movie Review Summary

Actors: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins

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Lt. Niki, a charming officer in the Austrian royal guard, has a beautiful, violin-playing girlfriend Franzi. One day while marching in formation, he winks to her on the sidelines only to have Princess Anna from the fictional country Flausenshaum cross their path. Believing the wink was meant for her, the princess is smitten and orders Niki to marry her. At first continuing his love affair with Franzi, Niki and she eventually call it off. To make Niki's life more exciting, however, Franzi teaches the stuffy pricess to be a "jazz-baby" and excite her new husband beyond his expectations.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   someone really famous Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   General European


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Austria Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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