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)
|Best Actress||Greta Garbo||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Melchior Lengyel||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter Reisch||Nominated|
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: Ninotchkaon 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 CenterBy 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: NinotchkaBy 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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Ninotchka: What have you done for mankind?
Leon: Not so much for mankind... for womankind, my record isn't quite so bleak.
Ninotchka: I must have a complete report of your negotiations and a detailed expense account.
Buljanoff: No, non, Ninotchka. Don't ask for it. There's an old Turkish proverb that says: If something smells bad, why put your nose in it?
Ninotchka: And there is an old Russian saying: The cat with cream on his whiskers had better find good excuses.
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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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