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Director:
Writers:
Samson Raphaelson (screenplay)
Grover Jones (adaptation)
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Release Date:
21 October 1932 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
(In times like these it's) Poetry in Motion See more (61 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Miriam Hopkins ... Lily

Kay Francis ... Madame Mariette Colet
Herbert Marshall ... Gaston Monescu

Charles Ruggles ... The Major (as Charlie Ruggles)

Edward Everett Horton ... François Filiba

C. Aubrey Smith ... Adolph J. Giron
Robert Greig ... Jacques, Mariette's Butler
Leonid Kinskey ... The Communist
George Humbert ... Waiter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Alberni ... Annoyed Opera Fan (uncredited)
Hooper Atchley ... Insurance Agent (uncredited)
Tyler Brooke ... Commercial Singer (uncredited)
Marion Byron ... Maid (uncredited)
Perry Ivins ... Radio Commentator (uncredited)
Gus Leonard ... Elderly Servant (uncredited)
Fred Malatesta ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Eva McKenzie ... Duchess Chambreau (uncredited)
Hector V. Sarno ... Prefect of Police (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Purse Salesman (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Nella Walker ... Mme. Bouchet (uncredited)
Florence Wix ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Ernst Lubitsch 
 
Writing credits
Samson Raphaelson (screenplay)

Grover Jones (adaptation)

Aladar Laszlo (play "The Honest Finder") (as Laszlo Aladar)

Produced by
Ernst Lubitsch .... producer
 
Original Music by
W. Franke Harling (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Victor Milner (photographed by)
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (gowns)
 
Sound Department
M.M. Paggi .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Earl Crowley .... still photographer (uncredited)
William Miller .... camera operator (uncredited)
Eugene Richee .... still photographer (uncredited)
Guy Roe .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
83 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia:
This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1991.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: (at around 10 mins) A very clearshadow of a boom mic moves against the wall/screen behind Lily, anticipating her next action (rising and moving toward Gaston).See more »
Quotes:
Gaston Monescu:Well, what did she want?
Lily Vautier:You. And she's willing to pay as high as 50 francs.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in One, Two, Three (1961)See more »
Soundtrack:
O Sole MioSee more »

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66 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
(In times like these it's) Poetry in Motion, 11 July 2004
Author: Gary170459 from Derby, UK

An utterly beautiful film. I watched this for at least the umpteenth time last night - maybe once a year every year since I taped it off TV in 1987. Did it let me down? It hasn't yet and I don't think it ever will: I was as captivated by it as I was the first time, and yet it portrays a world, its people and their actions I'll never know, and probably wouldn't want to know either. Some people I know can't watch any film or TV programme a second time and are puzzled when I can - but then could listen with pleasure to a piece of music for a thousandth time.

Lubitsch's peerless masterpiece about two crooks (Gaston and Lily) moving amongst high society, falling in love with each other, with high society and with high society in the attractive shape of rich businesswoman Madame Colet falling in love with Gaston is a witty, charming, sophisticated, erudite, relentless, sparkling etc comedy that by the finish has had the effect of defragmenting my mind and deleting the real world for a short while - no mean feat! Every second of every scene carries it's witticisms, not a moment is wasted from the dignified opening with the title song fading into the rubbish boat on the Grand Canal in Venice to the swift orgasmic climax in the taxi in Paris. At the beginning when the stricken Monsieur Philiba rises and falls to the floor of his hotel room again and the Neapolitan music lulls you across a cheesy model set to where the smoking Gaston is urbanely discussing cocktails with a waiter you should know you are in for something special. Ultra demure Kay Francis gets to says Divine twice in a row! Even looking at nothing but a clock for a minute carries a soundtrack bulging with wit and innuendo. Something as unimportant as Herbert Marshall apparently running up and down Kay Francis's stairs (on camera, in mirrors or in sound only) turns out to be an in-joke - he had only one leg. Other running gags make you smile after the film has long finished, such as Positively Tonsils and No Potatoes. And to think about this film even years later it's always with the lilting, insistent, mocking romantic background music! But I could go on and on, there's enough in this for 10 films of today to borrow if they could make them like this any more. "Frasier" on TV has been the closest in sophisticated comedy in recent times, but even so it couldn't match TIP's compact inventiveness. Out of the 97 million movies I've watched this is definitely in my top 5 favourites.

It's a pity that so many people can so easily be put off by black and white photography and bygone stars who they've never heard of; in this case what they're missing out on is near perfection, and again another film that will still be available when all of the undisciplined uncensored in-your-face films of today are forgotten.

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