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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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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


Ninotchka (1939) (1)

By Beatrice on Jan 4, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Ninotchka Directed by Ernst Lubitsch Written by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, and Walter Reisch based on a story by Melchior Lengyel 1938/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing/ Netflix rental #136 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Porter: Well, that’s my business. Madame. Ninotchka... Read full article


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Quotes from

Ninotchka: What have you done for mankind?
Leon: Not so much for mankind... for womankind, my record isn't quite so bleak.


Ninotchka: When I kissed you, I betrayed a Russian ideal. I should be stood up against the wall.
Leon: Would that make you feel better?
Ninotchka: Much better.
Ninotchka: I have paid the penalty.


Ninotchka: We don't have men like you in my country.
Leon: Thank you.
Ninotchka: That is why I believe in the future of my country.


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Facts about

Allegedly, after a test screening of Ninotchka, one audience member wrote on the preview card: "I laughed so hard, I peed in my girlfriend's hand!"
Greta Garbo did not wear any makeup for her scenes where she is the stern envoy.
The movie was banned in the Soviet Union and its satellite states.
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