Film Series : UCLA Festival of Preservation 2017

Trouble In Paradise

1932, Ernst Lubitsch, USA, 83 min. With Herbert Marshall, Miriam Hopkins.

Show Times

  • Sat, Oct 7th 3:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 11th 6:00pm

"Probably the most perfectly representative of his works — the most Lubitschian Lubitsch...The bons mots fly and an elegant immorality abounds, while beneath the surface the most serious kinds of emotional transactions are being made. " — Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

Two expert jewel thieves (Marshall, Hopkins) find paradise while picking each other's pockets; trouble arrives when he becomes entangled with one of their prospective victims, an amorous perfume-company magnate (Kay Francis). Many consider this to be Lubitsch’s greatest film; Lubitsch himself said, “For pure style, I have done nothing as good as TROUBLE IN PARADISE.” It’s hard to imagine a movie packing more elegant wit into 83 dazzling minutes, but even more extraordinary are the emotional complexity and Depression-era political resonance that Lubitsch and screenwriter Samson Raphaelson slip beneath the film’s scintillating surface. Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation and The Film Foundation. 35mm.

Preceded by DINAH (1932, Dave Fleischer, USA, 7 min.), a Bouncing Ball sing-along cartoon featuring music by the Mills Brothers. Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by The International Animated Film Society (ASIFA-Hollywood). 35mm. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first UCLA film on any Saturday in October, and get a ticket for the second UCLA film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)