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Master thief Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall), masquerading as a Baron Gaston Lavalle, demonstrates his skills to faux-countess Lily Vautier (Miriam Hopkins), herself a pickpocket.
Master thief Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall), masquerading as a Baron Gaston Lavalle, demonstrates his skills to faux-countess Lily Vautier (Miriam Hopkins), herself a pickpocket.
François Filiba (Edward Everett Horton) and The Major (Charles Ruggles) are rival suitors of Madame Colet.
François Filiba (Edward Everett Horton) and The Major (Charles Ruggles) are rival suitors of Madame Colet.
Madame Mariette Colet (Kay Francis), owner of a perfume company, is very flexible as well as wealthy.
Madame Mariette Colet (Kay Francis), owner of a perfume company, is very flexible as well as wealthy.

Thumbnail for Trouble in Paradise (1932) Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 85
Notable as: Romance Film, Adapted WorkGenre: Romantic comedy, Black-and-white, Crime Fiction, Screwball comedy, Romance Film, Comedy, DramaNarrative location: ParisRuntime: 82 - 83 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Ernst LubitschScreenwriter: Samson Raphaelson, Grover Jones, Ernst LubitschCinematography: Victor MilnerStars: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall, Charles Ruggles, Edward Everett Horton, C. Aubrey Smith, Leonid Kinskey, Luis Alberni, Nella Walker, Robert Greig, Rolfe SedanProducer: Samson Raphaelson, Grover JonesStudio: Paramount PicturesAwards won: National Film RegistryAward details: (details at IMDb)
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Trouble in Paradise is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, and Herbert Marshall and featuring Charles Ruggles and Edward Everett Horton. Based on the 1931 play The Honest Finder by Hungarian playwright László Aladár, the film is about a gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket who join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. In 1991, Trouble in Paradise was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


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