Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Une Heure Pres de Toi is the French-language version of Ernst Lubitsch's One Hour With You. A remake of Lubitsch's silent comedy The Marriage Circle, the film asks the musical question, "Can a handsome young doctor with a bevy of beautiful female patients remain faithful to his lovely wife?" It certainly isn't easy, especially when Dr. Bertier (Maurice Chevalier) nearly succumbs to the charms of sexy Mme. Olivier (Lily Damita). Even so, at film's end he's back in the arms of his loving bride Colette (Jeanette MacDonald). According to contemporary reviews, the delightful rhythmic dialogue so vital to the success of One Hour With You made a successful transition from English to French. The box-office value of Une Heure Pres de Toi was increased immensely by the fact that the original stars, Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald, repeated their roles in the French version.