Film told in flashbacks of an older man's obsession for a woman who can belong to no-one but can frustrate everyone. The backdrop is SternbergÍs surreal and fantastic Carnaval in Spain. In ... See full summary »
Josef von Sternberg
Edward Everett Horton
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Madeleine steals a string of pearls in Paris and uses US engineer Tom, who is driving on his vacation to Spain, to get the pearls out of France, but getting the pearls, back from him proves to be difficult without falling in love. Written by
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I bought this film from the Netherlands as unfortunately it isn't on sale in the UK,i don't know why,sadly its been forgotten like so many others of this era.I thought the film was very ahead of its time,the characters are very interesting,you have the likable but scheming lady jewell thief,who is so classy,and then you have the handsome but not to clever American tourist,together they make great comedy,this is both stars at their best,you can tell they are enjoying the parts their playing in this film.Also strangely enough the costumes and vintage cars don't date the film at all,it only adds to the appeal,this is a great film to watch if you love old cars,because there is some beautiful models shown in this film.And the costumes are very classy,and interesting.Its an old film,that hasn't dated,it just gets more interesting with age,as I've said its a shame its not on sale in the UK,as we do have a lot of old car enthusiasts.
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