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Ninotchka (1939) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and produced by Ernst Lubitsch and Sidney Franklin.

Ninotchka was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.

Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressGreta GarboNominated
Best WritingMelchior LengyelNominated
Best WritingCharles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter ReischNominated
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
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COMEDY GOLD #19: Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)

By Carol Martinheira on Sep 17, 2019 From The Old Hollywood Garden

COMEDY GOLD #19: Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939) On September 17, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Earlier this year, I had an idea for a Top 10 article and, as a result, I’ve been watching and re-watching films in order to prepare myself for it ? it’s going t... Read full article


Watching 1939: Ninotchka

on Mar 22, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


Great Films of 1939: “Ninotchka” March 12 at Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Feb 26, 2016 From Classic Movie Man

Great Films of 1939: “Ninotchka” March 12 at Daystar Center Great films of 1939: Ninotchka Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL When: March 12, 2016 Time: 6:45 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald Ninotchka (1939) was the movie that proclaimed, ... Read full article


The Essential Films of 1939: Ninotchka

By Amanda Garrett on Dec 8, 2014 From Old Hollywood Films

The Film: Garbo laughs in Ninotchka. The Director: Ernst Lubitsch The Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas and Ina Claire. Source Material: An original story by Melchior Lengyel with an original screenplay by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett and Walter Reisch. As Count d'Algout (Melvyn Dougl... Read full article


Ninotchka (1939) (2)

By Emily on May 4, 2014 From The Vintage Cameo

Though romantic comedies have largely fallen out of respect?in mainstream cinema today, there was a time?as has been proved repeatedly throughout the Romantic Comedy Blogathon?when romantic comedies were popular with?both critics?and audiences.?Ninotchka?is a fantastic example of these converging in... Read full article


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Quotes from

Leon: What kind of a girl are you, anyway?
Ninotchka: Just what you see. A tiny cog in the great wheel of evolution.
Leon: You're the most adorable cog I've ever seen.


Leon: Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.


Ninotchka: [to Leon] I want to tell you something which I thought I would never say, which I thought nobody should ever say because I thought it didn't exist. And Leon, I can't say it.


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Facts about

This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1990.
The movie was banned in the Soviet Union and its satellite states.
Ernst Lubitsch disliked Gottfried Reinhardt and S.N. Behrman's original screenplay, so he commissioned a rewrite from Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett and Walter Reisch. Lubitsch himself made some significant uncredited contributions to the screenplay.
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