Monday, October 25, 2010

Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Madcap. Zany. Romantic. These are not words that describe ANY of the movies we've watched so far on this blog. But Trouble in Paradise promises to break that streak. Ernst Lubitsch, sort of the Godfather of romantic comedies, puts the top two human desires--love and money--front and center in this story of two con artists who flirt and quip while trying to rob each other and a few other marginal characters blind. Sounds like this one gave birth to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Duplicity among others. And look! Evening wear! Let's see how many code-friendly visual metaphors for sex Lubitsch cooks up in our first romcom!

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