Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Lupino Lane, Lillian Roth, Edgar Norton, Lionel Belmore, Eugene Palette
Songs: "Dream Lover," "My Love Parade," "March of the Grenadiers," "Let's Be Common," "Anything to Please the Queen," and "The Queen Is Always Right." Music was by Victor Schertzinger and lyrics by Clifford Gray.
"The Love Parade" was the most outstanding film of 1929. It marked Jeanette MacDonald's film debut and also Ernst Lubitsch's directorial sound debut. Jeanette's singing and speaking voice recorded very well on film. There was also onscreen chemistry between MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier. Privately she thought that Chevalier was the fastest derriere pincher she had ever met and Chevalier always thought of her as a prude. MacDonald's first song recordings were two hits from the film, "Dream Lover" and "March of the Grenadiers." MacDonald only recorded for RCA Victor throughout her career. The film received a Best Picture Academy Award nomination and put Jeanette MacDonald on the Hollywood map.