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Vintage Hollywood: Trouble in Paradise


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Starring Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall
with Charlie Ruggles, Edward Everett Horton.

Crime brings together Lily and Gaston, two international crooks, and they fall in love. Their future seems assured when Gaston becomes secretary to a rich widow. But the widow is young and beautiful, and Gaston easily tempted.

Trouble in Paradise has been called the most perfect of Ernst Lubitsch's Hollywood films. A sparklingly witty screenplay with perfectly matched performances from the principals all add up to one of the gayest and most daring of sophisticated comedies made in Hollywood in the 30s.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Lily: Miriam Hopkins
Marianne: Kay Francis
Gaston: Herbert Marshall
The Major: Charlie Ruggles
Frangois Edward: Everett Horton
Giron: C. Aubrey Smith
Jacques, the butler: Robert Greig
A Russian: Leonid Kinskey

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Vintage Hollywood: Trouble in Paradise

BBC Two England, 1 March 1972 21.20

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