New 35mm restoration! “‘The Lubitsch Touch’ is a brief description that embraces a long list of virtues: sophistication, style, subtlety, wit, charm, elegance, suavity, polished nonchalance, and audacious sexual nuance”— Richard Christiansen. When thief Gaston Monescu meets his true love in pickpocket Lily, they embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet. But when Gaston becomes romantically entangled with Mme. Colet, their larcenous ruse is jeopardized and Gaston is forced to choose between two beautiful women. Legendary director Ernst Lubitsch’s (Ninotchka, The Shop on Main Street, To Be or Not to Be) masterful touch is in full flower in Trouble in Paradise, a pinnacle of the sophisticated romantic comedy, loaded with sparkling dialogue, witty innuendo, and elegant comic invention. Here is an elegant, sophisticated comedy from an era when tweets were what birds did because humans had the beauty of words!
Trouble in Paradise
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U.S.A. 1932 – 35mm – 83 Minutes
Director, Producer: Ernst Lubitsch
Screenplay: Samson Raphaelson, Grover Jones, Based on the play by Aladar Laszlo
Cast: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall, Charles Ruggles, Edward Everett Horton
Print courtesy of The Academy Film Archive, The Film Foundation