Wednesday, September 28, 2011

65. Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

This was a wonderful movie.  I have never heard anyone talk about it, though.  I thought it was a lot better than It Happened One Night and that won five academy awards.  I should start a Trouble in Paradise awareness group.

This movie is about two thieves who meet each other and fall in love.  They decide to con an heiress out of her money.  Gustave plans to charm her...steal from her...and fall in love with her?!?!  Bring on the cookiness!

This film was also very edgy, particularly in its opening scene.  The words "Trouble in" show up in the bedroom.  They hover over the bed for a few moments then the word "Paradise" finally appears.  Quite risque.

If you are looking for something really profound, this is not the movie to watch.  It was light-hearted and fun, though, and I loved it.

RATING: ****-

Interesting Facts:

Cary Grant was considered for the role.

Ernst Lubitsch was most famous for this film.  He was known for being elegant and expressive.


  1. Amazing what they could do in the pre-code days. I liked it too.

    1. I know! The Thin Man will always stand out to me in that way.