Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. US. 1939. NR. 1 hour 50 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.
Sun., August 19, 2018 thru Mon., August 20, 2018
First Garbo talked, then she laughed! In her first big screen comedy, Greta Garbo portrays Nina Ivanovna “Ninotchka” Yakushov, a special envoy deployed by the Soviet Union to Paris to ensure the sale of royal jewels seized during the Russian Revolution. Ninotchka’s mission is hampered by a charming Count (Melvyn Douglas) who intends to intercept the jewels on behalf of their rightful owner, the Grand Duchess (Ina Claire). Will Ninotchka carry on with her mission? Or will the allure of the West and the Count change her mind? Find out in this hilarious romp from director Ernst Lubitsch (To Be or Not to Be) and Sunset Boulevard scribes Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot).