Trouble in Paradise (1932)
as Lily Vautier
as Gaston Monescu
as Mariette Colet
as Francois Filiba
as The Major
as Adolph J. Giron
as Purse Salesman
as Annoyed Opera Fan
as Insurance Agent
as Mme. Bouchet
as Radio commentator
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Critic Reviews for Trouble in Paradise
Trouble in Paradise is a triumph of direction and decor which could have been accomplished only by that scowling, heavy-jowled Teuton who is Paramount's chief contribution to the civilized cinema, Ernst Lubitsch.
It's possible to prefer other Ernst Lubitsch films for their more serene stylings and more plangent emotions, but this 1932 production is probably the most perfectly representative of his works.
Despite the Lubitsch artistry, much of which is technically apparent, it's not good cinema in toto.
It's a movie that feels both of its time and ahead of all the times that have followed.
This comedy of jewel thieves is itself the prize sparkler of Lubitsch's enterprising career.
Audience Reviews for Trouble in Paradise
I loved this movie, it was hilarious.
Okay, okay, I was wrong. Frank Capra's It Happened One Night apparently was NOT the first romcom ever ... it appears as if this one, a glittering gem cut in the early 30's by nigh forgotten German wunderkind Ernst Lubitsch, has the honor of begetting a veritable host, a steaming, teeming slew of imitators that extend to even this very week in cinema houses everywhere (beat THAT for florid prose!) But why? Sophistication, wit, and sex wrapped in ... sophistication, wit and sex!
A lovely, simple and clever movie. It was clever because the outcome is never what you expect. Gaston (Herbert Marchall) is a master in diverging a subject and manipulating a conversation. A movie that holds your interest from beginning to end. Although I'm not a fan of this theatrical way of acting, here I didn't mind it at all.
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