Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Trouble in Paradise

1932, TSPDT Rank #172

A very entertaining film, funny, and extremely fast-paced. It starts quickly, moves quickly, and ends quickly - not leaving any room to breathe. But it's a breezy 83 minutes, you wouldn't want it any other way, trust me. Stuffed to the brim with sly jokes and relentless sexual innuendo, Trouble in Paradise is most definitely a pre-code movie, and all the better for it. The story involves a thief who falls in love with a pickpocket, while they're both working over the inhabitants of an expensive hotel. The pair later plot to rob the safe of a beautiful manufacturer of high-class perfume, whom the thief falls in love. Being in love with two women, who will he choose? Watch the film, and find out what those people meant by the "Lubitsch touch."

(Rating: 8/10)

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