Trouble in Paradise

Criterion

Trouble in Paradise


When thief Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall) meets his true love in pickpocket Lily (Miriam Hopkins), they embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet (Kay Francis). But when Gaston becomes romantically entangled with Mme. Colet, their larcenous ruse is jeopardized and Gaston is forced to choose between two beautiful women. Legendary director Ernst Lubitsch’s masterful touch is in full flower in Trouble in Paradise, a pinnacle of the sophisticated romantic comedy, loaded with sparkling dialogue, witty innuendo, and elegant comic invention.

FILM INFO

  • Ernst Lubitsch
  • United States
  • 1932
  • 82 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #170

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New digital transfer, with restored image and sound
  • Audio commentary by Lubitsch biographer Scott Eyman (Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise)
  • New video introduction by director Peter Bogdanovich
  • Ernst Lubitsch’s 1917 short film Das fidele Gefängnis (The Merry Jail)
  • 1940 Screen Guild Theater radio program featuring Ernst Lubitsch, Jack Benny, Claudette Colbert, and Basil Rathbone
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Tributes to Lubitsch, written by Billy Wilder, Leonard Maltin, Cameron Crowe, Roger Ebert, and others

New cover by Paul Davis