Review: A no-nonsense diplomat of the Soviet Union, Nina Ivanovna is sent to Paris to supervise the sale of jewels that was seized during the Russian Revolution. Meanwhile, carefree bachelor Count Leon d’Algout attempts to intercept the valuables on behalf of their former owner. Nina finds herself attracted to Leon’s charms, who represents everything she is supposed to detest.
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Actors: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi, Sig Ruman, Felix Bressart, Alexander Granach, Gregory Gaye, Rolfe Sedan, Edwin Maxwell, Richard Carle, Dorothy Adams, Eumenio Blanco and Symona Boniface
Year: 1939
Genre: Comedy and Romance
Conclusion: 5/5
This has got to be one of the funniest and most original screen comedies ever made. A film that will definitely make you laugh out loud. Interestingly, this movie was banned in the Soviet Union and its satellite states. Even though this film is set in Paris it was actually filmed in Hollywood. The most famous quote from this film is “Don’t make an issue of my womanhood”. In 2012 the late film critic Barry Norman produced a list in the Radio Times of the 101 Greatest Films of all Time and this was amongst the list.


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