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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 »
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(134 articles)
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sparkling diamond of a film 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:
The original play, "A Becsuletes Megtalalo" (The Honest Finder), opened in Budapest in December 1931.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:Madame Colet, if I were your father, which fortunately I am not, and you made any attempt to handle your own business affairs, I would give you a good spanking - in a business way, of course.
Mariette Colet:What would you do if you were my secretary?
Gaston Monescu:The same thing.
Mariette Colet:You're hired.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Paramount Presents (1974) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Colet and CompanySee more »

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
sparkling diamond of a film, 14 March 2007
Author: jarotra from Tinseltown, USA

Please read the other reviews for the full measure of this treasure - I will just string together my observations:

Amazingly deft display of international sophistication for such an early film - who knew? Pre-code comedy of adult realities, without a hint of exploitive sensationalism.

Herbert Marshall as a romantic lead, every bit as good as, say, Cary Grant or Ronald Coleman - at absolute top of form, like everyone in the cast. Again, who knew? Miriam Hopkins, just stunning. Pure chemistry with Marshall.

Kay Francis, new to me, but gorgeous and utterly believable.

And all the supporting players - C. Aubrey Smith, Edward Everett Horton, Charlie Ruggles, even Robert Grieg, the butler (as also in The Lady Eve, a film of similar polish) - each familiar from many other films, but scarcely if ever seen in better form.

I truly do not understand why this film is not better known to me and everyone. I had to see it in a film class, and was frankly expecting much worse considering it was made scarcely three or four years into the "talkie" era. This is a polished many faceted gem, criminally under-circulated. It makes you wonder what Hollywood might have accomplished without an over-restrictive Production Code.

I see DVD became available only in 2003? This is a MUST SEE!

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