Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy, Sophisticated Comedy, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Oct 21, 1932 (USA)  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Ernst Lubitsch used Laszlo Aladar's play The Honest Finder as a springboard for one of his most delightful early-'30s Paramount confections. Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins play Gaston and Lily, a pair of Parisian thieves, both disguised as nobility, who decide to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet (Kay Francis); Gaston gets a job as Mariette's confidential secretary, while Lily installs herself as the woman's typist. Love rears its head, forcing Gaston to choose between marriage to Mariette and a fast getaway with Lily. Filled with marvelous throwaway gags and sophisticated innuendo, Trouble in Paradise was described by one critic as "as close to perfection as anything I have ever seen in the movies."

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Keywords

con/scam, criminal, fortune [wealth], jealousy, lady, love, robbery, employment, maid, on-the-run, secretary

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High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance