Maurice Chevalier Ranked

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A ranking of Maurice Chevalier's film performances.

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1. The Love Parade (1929)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane, Lillian Roth

Votes: 1,831

2. The Merry Widow (1934)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

When a small kingdom's main tax payer leaves for Paris, its king dispatches a dashing count to win back her allegiance.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Edward Everett Horton, Marcel Vallée

Votes: 2,410

3. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Musical

An amorous lieutenant is forced to marry a socially awkward princess, though he tries to keep his violin-playing girlfriend on the side.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 3,051

4. One Hour with You (1932)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An unhappily married couple try to come between a happy one.

Directors: George Cukor, Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin, Lili Damita

Votes: 1,914

5. Fanny (1961)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance

A love triangle between a young woman, a rich 60-something man and an aspiring sailor set in early 20th century Marseilles.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer, Horst Buchholz

Votes: 1,842

6. Love Me Tonight (1932)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A Parisian tailor finds himself posing as a baron in order to collect a sizeable bill from an aristocrat, only to fall in love with an aloof young princess.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 3,388

7. Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical

An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for wife and girlfriend.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Merle Oberon, Ann Sothern, Eric Blore

Votes: 227

8. The Big Pond (1930)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A tour guide in Venice romances a visiting American tourist whose father owns a chewing-gum factory back in the U.S. She sets out to convince her skeptical father to bring the tour guide to America and give him a job in the plant.

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, George Barbier, Marion Ballou

Votes: 198

9. The Beloved Vagabond (1936)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Musical

In London at the turn of the century, Gaston du Nerac is due to marry his fiancee, Joanna. When her father finds himself in financial trouble, Gaston reluctantly accepts help from a rival - on condition that he never sees Joanna again.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Betty Stockfeld, Margaret Lockwood, Desmond Tester

Votes: 36

10. Man About Town (1947)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

1910 : A friend leaves his daughter, Madeleine, with Emile a French film producer. Emile falls in love with her. Problems starts when his young friend Jacques returns from military service ... See full summary »

Director: René Clair | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, François Périer, Marcelle Derrien, Dany Robin

Votes: 406

11. Gigi (1958)

G | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

82 Metascore

Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Charles Walters | Stars: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 18,461

12. Playboy of Paris (1930)

79 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Waiter Albert is incompetent is in conflict with the owner and his daughter. However a surprise inheritance means he must keep his job by day while escorting a glamorous socialite by night.

Director: Ludwig Berger | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Frances Dee, O.P. Heggie, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 53

13. Innocents of Paris (1929)

78 min | Musical, Romance

Maurice, a humble Parisian junk dealer who sells some of his wares at the Flea market, saves a boy from drowning. The boy's aunt Louise is grateful and wins Maurice's affections, but the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Sylvia Beecher, Russell Simpson, George Fawcett

Votes: 25

15. Le petit café (1931)

85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Le petit Cafè is the alternate, French language version of PLAYBOY OF PARIS.

Director: Ludwig Berger | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Yvonne Vallée, Tania Fédor, André Berley

Votes: 12

16. The Man of the Hour (1937)

93 min | Musical

Alfred Boulard, a good-natured electrician, gives his blood to save Mona Thalia, a great theater actress. Mona Thalia survives and Boulard becomes the man of the hour. Grateful to him, Mona... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Elvire Popesco, André Alerme, Josette Day

Votes: 42

17. Love in the Afternoon (1957)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver

Votes: 12,899

18. The Way to Love (1933)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

The Way to Love is a 1933 American Pre-Code romantic comedy film, starring Maurice Chevalier and Ann Dvorak.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Ann Dvorak, Edward Everett Horton, Minna Gombell

Votes: 36

20. Personal Column (1939)

106 min | Musical, Romance, Thriller

After one of her fellow taxi dancers is murdered by an unknown man who she met through a personal column advert, Adrienne Charpentier is recruited by the police to answer a series of similar adverts to try to track down the killer.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Pierre Renoir, Marie Déa, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 253

22. I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Sandra Dee, Robert Goulet, Andy Williams, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 363

23. Break the News (1938)

72 min | Comedy, Musical

Two small-time song-and-dance men come up with what they believe is a surefire publicity stunt, guaranteed to keep their names in the public eye--one of them will "disappear" in what looks ... See full summary »

Director: René Clair | Stars: Jack Buchanan, Maurice Chevalier, June Knight, Marta Labarr

Votes: 36

24. With a Smile (1936)

98 min | Comedy

A tramp learns that even honesty won't help him overcome his struggles to prosper. After a man tells him that he needs to smile in order to succeed, he turns his attitude around and he becomes successful.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, André Lefaur, Marcel Vallée, Léon Arvel

Votes: 66

25. Count Your Blessings (1959)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

Grace hastily marries a French aristocrat during WWII, but is separated by circumstance from him for almost nine years. And when reunited, Charles's philandering causes them to divorce and ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Rossano Brazzi, Maurice Chevalier, Martin Stephens

Votes: 230 | Gross: $1.77M

26. A Bedtime Story (1933)

87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Parisian playboy plays father to an abandoned baby who interferes with his womanizing.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Helen Twelvetrees, Edward Everett Horton, Adrienne Ames

Votes: 76

27. A New Kind of Love (1963)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Thelma Ritter, Eva Gabor

Votes: 1,143

28. In Search of the Castaways (1962)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 2,626 | Gross: $21.75M

29. Paramount on Parade (1930)

Passed | 102 min | Music

A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting ... See full summary »

Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Otto Brower, Edmund Goulding, Victor Heerman, Edwin H. Knopf, Rowland V. Lee, Ernst Lubitsch, Lothar Mendes, Victor Schertzinger, A. Edward Sutherland, Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper

Votes: 235

30. Black Tights (1961)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Musical

Live scenes of Paris and a continuity Narrator link together four dramatic re-enactments of original ballet creations by Roland Petit and his ensemble, Ballets de Paris: Carmen (1949), La croqueuse de diamants (1950), Deuil en 24 heures (1953), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1959).

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Les Ballets de Paris, Zizi Jeanmaire, Dirk Sanders

Votes: 178

31. A Breath of Scandal (1960)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

Princess Olympia (Sophia Loren), despite her life status cannot resist the urge to satisfy her sexual appetites. Exiled to the countryside, Olympia falls in love with American millionaire Charlie Foster (John Gavin).

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, John Gavin, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 687

32. Can-Can (1960)

Approved | 131 min | Comedy, Musical

Montmartre, 1896: the Can-Can, the dance in which the women lift their skirts, is forbidden. Nevertheless Simone has it performed every day in her nightclub. Her employees use their female ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan

Votes: 1,883

33. Panic Button (1964)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

A businessman plans to solve his tax problems by financing a film version of "Romeo and Juliet". He hires Maurice Chevalier and Jayne Mansfield to play the title roles, and Akim Tamiroff to... See full summary »

Directors: George Sherman, Giuliano Carnimeo | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Eleanor Parker, Jayne Mansfield, Mike Connors

Votes: 99

35. Monkeys, Go Home! (1967)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Family

Henry Dussard, a young American, inherits a picturesque but badly neglected olive farm in southern France and is determined to make it operational again despite cautionary advice from the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Dean Jones, Yvette Mimieux, Bernard Woringer

Votes: 412

36. L'affaire de la rue de Lourcine (1923)

Mystery

Back from an alcohol-fueled evening, two former high school friends wake up and find they may have murdered a female coal-dealer...

Director: Henri Diamant-Berger | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Florelle, Marcel Vallée, Louis Pré Fils

Votes: 6

37. A Royal Affair (1949)

100 min | Comedy

King Joan IV of Cerdagne, a womanizer, is on an official visit to France when he bumps into Bourdier the deputy which introduces him to the best places and charms during his stay.

Director: Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Annie Ducaux, Sophie Desmarets, Alfred Adam

Votes: 15

38. Jim Bougne, boxeur (1923)

Comedy, Sport

M. Martinet has two daughters Floflo and Lulu, and a passion: boxing. He hires a new boxer named Jim Bougne, who has just arrived from the USA to give lessons to his daughters. He also ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Diamant-Berger | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Louis Pré Fils, Florelle, Léon Journée

39. Just Me (1950)

102 min | Comedy, Musical

Maurice Vallier, nicknamed "Ma Pomme"(which means "myself" in slang), is a cheerful man, well aware that money does not make happiness and who, of all things, prices freedom. Which is why ... See full summary »

Director: Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Sophie Desmarets, Odette Barencey, Jacques Baumer

Votes: 38

42. Hello New York! (1928)

Maurice Chevalier and his wife, Yvonne Vallée arrive by ship from France and discover the wonders of New York City.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Yvonne Vallée



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