The musical numbers in Folies Bergere de Paris are dazzling and the best feature of the movie. Chevalier and Sothern at that stage in their careers are not yet all that adept with witty dialogue, but I do like the film. I love On the Riviera. Kaye is terrific, better than both Chevalier and Ameche. Gene Tierney is also excellent. And then there's Gwen Verdon.
The 1945 State Fair is beautifully acted and sung. I also like the 1940 Down Argentine Way and the 1941 Sun Valley Serenade.
Meet Me in St. Louis is a great film, Americana at its best, beautifully photographed, designed, and directed. Holiday Inn is another fine 40's musical with a mostly original score except for the interpolated "Easter Parade".
The chemistry betwen McDonald and Chevalier was palpable. Besides Love Me Tonight, my next favorite film of theirs is The Merry Widow.