Review: Trouble in Paradise (1932)

USA, Ernst Lubitsch
A sophisticated, Depression-era romantic comedy about two high society thieves. Herbert Marshall (always great and nearly forgotten now) and Miriam Hopkins meet cute in a clever scene where the two pick-pockets continue to one-up each other over dinner and end up falling madly in love. In Paris, their target is a wealthy widow (Kay Francis.) Marshall charms his way right into the widow’s household and before you can say love-triangle, he looks to be on the brink of abandoning Hopkins and his life of crime. The dialog is witty, the gowns and art deco sets are amazing and the supporting cast, as always in a Lubitsch film, is talented and funny.

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