Trouble in Paradise
Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Ernst Lubitsch used Laszlo Aladar's play The Honest Finder as a springboard for one of his most delightful early-'30s Paramount confections. Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins play Gaston and Lily, a pair of Parisian thieves, both… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 21, 1932
DVD Release Date: January 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Filmmakers, screenwriters, actors and audiences can learn every sort of valuable trick from it.

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Variety Staff

Despite the Lubitsch artistry, much of which is technically apparent, it's not good cinema in toto.

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Fernando F. Croce

The distillate of Lubitsch's cinema of insinuation and evanescence

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TIME Magazine

Trouble in Paradise is a triumph of direction and decor which could have been accomplished only by that scowling, heavy-jowled Teuton who is Paramount's chief contribution to the civilized cinema, Ernst Lubitsch.

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Time Out

If ever a film slipped down a treat, this one does.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Not a false note in the whole piece. The performances, visuals and screenplay are all exsquisite.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's possible to prefer other Ernst Lubitsch films for their more serene stylings and more plangent emotions, but this 1932 production is probably the most perfectly representative of his works.

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Charles Taylor

It's a movie that feels both of its time and ahead of all the times that have followed.

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Lubitsch at the height of his powers as a director of deft, inconsequential and sophisticated comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I loved this movie, it was hilarious.
Cindy I
A delightful -- not a word I normally use but it fits here -- comedy about two con artists, male and female, who fall in love, decide to bilk a rich woman out… More
Kevin M. Williams
Okay, okay, I was wrong. Frank Capra's It Happened One Night apparently was NOT the first romcom ever ... it appears as if this one, a glittering gem cut… More
Ken Stachnik
Lubtisch does it again! A witty sophisticated con man/woman romance. "...(If) you made any attempt to handle your own business affairs, I would give you a… More
Saskia D.
A lovely, simple and clever movie. It was clever because the outcome is never what you expect. Gaston (Herbert Marchall) is a master in diverging a subject and… More
jay nixon
Breezy if dated comedy of manners.