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Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | January 1933 (Japan)
A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme.

Director:

Ernst Lubitsch

Writers:

Samson Raphaelson (screenplay), Grover Jones (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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
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Storyline

High class European thief Gaston Monescu meets his soul mate Lily, a pickpocket masquerading as a countess. The two join forces and come under the employ of Mme. Colet, the beautiful owner of the Colet perfume company. Gaston works as Mme. Colet's personal secretary under the alias Monsieur La Valle. Rumors start to fly as 'M. La Valle' steals Mme. Colet away from her other suitors. When the secret of his true identity catches up to him, Gaston is caught between the two beautiful women. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Russian | Spanish | German

Release Date:

January 1933 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Golden Widow See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$519,706 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview near the end of his life in 1947, director Ernst Lubitsch thought that this film was his best work. See more »

Goofs

(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

Mariette Colet: How do you like my new dress?
Gaston Monescu: Beautiful.
Mariette Colet: Hair?
Gaston Monescu: Marvelous.
Mariette Colet: [leans forward] Lipstick?
Gaston Monescu: [leans forward] Crimson.
Mariette Colet: Correct. Good night.
Gaston Monescu: Good night.
Mariette Colet: Good night.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits the words 'Trouble in' appear and then a bed before the word 'paradise,' subliminally indicating that sex is at least part of the film's plot. It was done so subtly for the time that censors didn't notice it until the film's attempted re-release in 1935. See more »

Connections

Referenced in One, Two, Three (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Under the Bamboo Tree
(1902) (uncredited)
Written by Bob Cole, Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson.
Variations reprised as part of the score and during a ball sequence.
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No Trouble Here!!!

Ernst Lubitsch had a tendency towards pushing the boundaries, whether it was the boundaries of the Production Code or the boundaries of one's stomach, as it's splitting from laughing at his films. "Trouble in Paradise" is one hundred percent, absolutely, no exception to this rule. This film has got to be the greatest film comedy of the 1930's (toss up between this and "Bringing Up Baby" ... perhaps??). The situations, the dialogue, the characterizations, the rich sexual undercoating ... FANTASTIC!!!


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