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Trouble in Paradise (1932) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and produced by Ernst Lubitsch.

Trouble in Paradise was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1991.

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COMEDY GOLD #10: ‘Tonsils!’ from Trouble in Paradise (1932)

By Carol Martinheira on Dec 7, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

COMEDY GOLD #10: ‘Tonsils!’ from Trouble in Paradise (1932) On December 7, 2018December 7, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Last year, I wrote a little piece about Edward Everett Horton’s inescapable and always welcome presence in 1930s and 40s comedy fi... Read full article

Review: Trouble in Paradise (1932)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 18, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Ernst Lubitsch made a name for himself and his “touch” in silents as well as leaving an indelible mark on the 1940s with the likes of Shop Around The Corner (1940), To Be or Not to Be (1942), Heaven Can Wait (1943), and Cluny Brown (1946). But for me, no film better personifies his wit a... Read full article

Trouble in Paradise (1932)

By Carol Martinheira on Jan 4, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Trouble in Paradise (1932) On January 4, 2017January 4, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized If you?re as obsessed with Billy Wilder as I am, you?ll know that he had a sign on his wall that read ?How would Lubitsch do it??. If you watch Trouble in Paradise (1932), you?ll unde... Read full article


By Theresa Brown on Jul 6, 2016 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

For my ?HOT & BOTHERED? blogathon contribution, Ernst Lubitsch is the way to go. Why, this cheeky devil was able to slip all sorts of sexy mischief into Pre-Code films like ?Design for Living? ( 1933 ) ?The Smiling Lieutenant? ( 1931 ) or ?The Merry Widow? ( 1934 ). He does so again. Jewel thie... Read full article

Style Essentials--Kay Francis Battles in Bias Cut through 1932's TROUBLE IN PARADISE

on Apr 18, 2014 From GlamAmor

Elegant. Sophisticated. Continental. Sensual. Stylish. All of these adjectives have been used to describe Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise (1932). A Pre-Code classic with its suggestive sexual situations, the film looks at love and lust between its leads in exotic European locales like Ven... Read full article

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Quotes from

Gaston Monescu: It must be the most marvelous supper. We may not eat it, but it must be marvelous.

Gaston Monescu: I see. You have to be in the Social Register to keep out of jail. But when a man starts at the bottom and works his way up, a self-made crook, then you say, "Call the police! Put him behind bars! Lock him up!"

Lily Vautier: Well, I'll leave you alone with that lady. But if you behave like a gentleman, I'll break your neck.

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This movie was popular both with critics and with audiences, but was made before the enforcement of the production code. After 1935, it was withdrawn from circulation and was not seen again until 1968. The film was never available on videocassette and only became available on DVD in 2003.
The most widely known of director Ernst Lubitsch's films. The "Lubitsch touch" as his style was called, emphasized subtlety and elegance, expressive of good taste, and being economical about what does and doesn't need to be shown, relying on the audience to tell the difference
"Little" Mary Pickford, the silent film star, liked Ernst Lubitsch's tasteful touches of suggestiveness enough to ask him to direct her in a film that would help her show more maturity on screen. But she did not get along with Lubitsch himself nor did she appreciate 'Rosita,' the film they made together. In later years she usually ranked it with her worst films.
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National Film Registry

Trouble in Paradise

Released 1932
Inducted 1991

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