Only the royal suite at the grandest hotel in Paris has a safe large enough for the jewels of the Grand Duchess Swana. So the three Russians who have come to sell the jewels settle into the suite until a higher ranking official is dispatched to find out what is delaying the sale. She is Ninotchka, a no nonsense woman who fascinates Count Leon who had been the faithful retainer of the Grand Duchess. The Grand Duchess will give up all claim to the jewels if Ninotchka will fly away from the count.Written by
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According to Billy Wilder, Lubitsch contributed so much to the script that he and co-writers Charles Brackett and Walter Reisch took the most unusual step of petitioning the WGA to add Lubitsch to the screenplay credit. They were turned down. See more »
When the three Russian negotiators meet Ninotchka at the train station in Paris, the white ticket tucked into her jacket changes position from shot to shot. See more »
What about life, Ninotchka? Do Russians never think about life? On the moment in which we are living? The only moment we only ever really have.
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Ninotchka is a great film classic with great acting by Melvyn Douglas, who really supports Greta Garbo. Garbo is an actress with class and great abilities not found in movie stars today, she was ahead of her times, deep and spiritual. Her supporting actors, Sig Ruman used every expression he could to portray a fumbling Russian and Bela Lugosi showed the movie industry that he had great acting abilities he was never given a chance show to his many fans.
This film shows aspiring actors just how to perform to the highest level of their art.
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