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Director:
Writers:
Samson Raphaelson (screenplay)
Grover Jones (adaptation)
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Release Date:
21 October 1932 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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:
Under-appreciated masterpiece! See more (59 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 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:
The movie was not approved for re-issue in 1935 when the Production Code was being rigorously enforced.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:
The Major:See here, my good man. You've been saying good-bye for the last half hour and staying on. I wish you'd say "How do you do" and go.See more »
Soundtrack:
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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Under-appreciated masterpiece!, 7 July 2007
Author: krdement from United States

Although this film is greatly valued by critics, film historians and its many fans, it still does not receive the respect it is due. Turner Classic Movies broadcasts Casablanca, Now Voyager, Citizen Kane, Philadelphia Story, Adam's Rib, African Queen and Bringing Up Baby 10 times for every time this film is shown. It is an injustice that this film is shown so rarely. (I would recommend to TCM that they show their "classics" less frequently and a number of less well-known films such as this more often.)

Trouble in Paradise is a comedy counterpart to a melodrama; it is a romantic melo-comedy. It is unlike any other Lubitsch film with which I am familiar. In fact, it is difficult for me to think of any film with which to compare this masterpiece. The cast is outstanding, each delivering dialog in mock melodramatic style. The soundtrack, the editing, and especially the sublime writing all combine to produce a unique, satirical melodrama parody. Perhaps this film was the model for many later films that hoped to attain the same comic irony, but seem humorless to me. The key seems to be that the actors do not take themselves seriously, but they portray characters who do.

Everything about this film is fabulous. I cannot fathom how anybody could suggest this film is outdated in any manner because it captures the ambiance of an era so perfectly. The era is past, but not this film! Do period films made today seem outdated to them? I do not need to heap redundant praise on a film that other commentators have described so well. So that you know where I'm coming from - I admit to being a HUGE Lubitsch fan. The Shop Around the Corner and Ninotchka are also among my very favorite films.

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