The Windermere Valley Museum’s summer theme is music. To highlight the dying days of August, a historic 1932 musical film, Love Me Tonight, will be filling the building with song and mirth during two special evening showings.
The 1.5-hour feature is a madcap musical comedy featuring the talents of Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier.
In this film, a carefree tailor leaves his Paris shop to collect a past due bill at a recalcitrant aristocratic client’s family chateau. Mistaken for royalty, he runs a gauntlet of lunatic blue-bloods, including love-happy Countess Valentine. But it is Princess Jeanette’s closely guarded heart that Maurice desires and it will take every ounce of his ingenious pluck to woo her.
With music and lyrics by Rodgers & Hart, cheeky pre-code innuendo and astoundingly modern filmic touches it is a show-stopping movie decades ahead of its time. Produced and directed by Rouben Mamoulian, it was elected to the National Film Registry in 1990 as a classic historic movie.
As part of our ‘Movie Night at the Museum’ series, this film will be shown in the museum theatre at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 18th and Monday, August 19th. Admission is by donation, but due to limited seating, moviegoers should call 250-342-9769 during museum hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to reserve seats.