Search results for "Ernst Lubitsch"


Ninotchka (1939) RT 97% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Sep 2005

A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Greta Garbo  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Ina Claire  •  Sig Ruman

One Hour with You (1932) RT 100% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2008

Andre and Colette Bertier are happily married. When Colette introduces her husband to her flirtatious best friend, Mitzi, he does his best to resist her advances. But she is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor  •  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Maurice Chevalier  •  Jeanette MacDonald  •  Genevieve Tobin  •  Charles Ruggles

The Shop Around the Corner (1940) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realising that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Margaret Sullavan  •  James Stewart  •  Frank Morgan  •  Joseph Schildkraut

The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1928)

A young prince falls in love with a beautiful barmaid while at university in old Heidelberg.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Ramon Novarro  •  Norma Shearer  •  Jean Hersholt  •  Gustav von Seyffertitz

To Be or Not to Be (1942) RT 98% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Mar 2005

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • War
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Carole Lombard  •  Jack Benny  •  Robert Stack  •  Felix Bressart

Trouble in Paradise (1932) RT 91% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Jan 2003

Thief Gaston Monescu and pickpocket Lily are partners in crime and love. Working for perfume company executive Mariette Colet, the two crooks decide to combine their criminal ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Miriam Hopkins  •  Kay Francis  •  Herbert Marshall  •  Charles Ruggles

The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) RT 88% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Feb 2008

A misfired flirtation lands a young lieutenant married to a princess instead of the one he loves.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Maurice Chevalier  •  Claudette Colbert  •  Miriam Hopkins  •  Charles Ruggles

The Love Parade (1929) RT 100% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2008

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Maurice Chevalier  •  Jeanette MacDonald  •  Lupino Lane  •  Lillian Roth

Heaven Can Wait (1943) RT 91% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jun 2005

Henry Van Cleve presents himself at the gates of Hell only to find he is closely vetted on his qualifications for entry. Surprised there is any question on his suitability, he ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Gene Tierney  •  Don Ameche  •  Charles Coburn  •  Marjorie Main

The Patriot (1928) RT Audience 67%

In 18th-Century Russia, the Czar, Paul, is surrounded by murderous plots and trusts only Count Pahlen. Pahlen wishes to protect his friend, the mad king, but because of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Emil Jannings  •  Florence Vidor  •  Lewis Stone  •  Vera Voronina




If I Had a Million (1932) RT Audience 84%

An elderly business tycoon, believed to be dying, decides to give a million dollars each to 8 strangers chosen at random from the phone directory. The various segents of this ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog  •  Ernst Lubitsch  •  H. Bruce Humberstone  •  Norman Z. McLeod  •  William A. Seiter  •  James Cruze  •  Stephen Roberts
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Charles Laughton  •  George Raft  •  Jack Oakie

So This Is Paris (1926) RT Audience 43%

Paris, Hollywood, not Paris, France, the perfect setting for Ernst Lubitsch's comedy of pretense.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Monte Blue  •  Patsy Ruth Miller  •  George Beranger  •  Myrna Loy

Madame Dubarry (1919)

The story of Madame DuBarry, the mistress of Louis XV of France, and her loves in the time of the French revolution.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Pola Negri  •  Emil Jannings  •  Harry Liedtke  •  Reinhold Schünzel

Shoe Palace Pinkus (1916)

Sally Pinkus is an German-Jewish boy who takes a job as a shoe store clerk after being expelled from school for goofing around. Soon fired for trying to court the owner's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Ernst Lubitsch  •  Ossi Oswalda  •  Guido Herzfeld  •  Erich Schönfelder

Kiss Me Again (1925) RT Audience 44%

DVD release: Oct 2006

Gaston Fleury's wife, Loulou, takes a perfunctory interest in music but a deeper one in a musician named Maurice.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Marie Prevost  •  Monte Blue  •  John Roche  •  Clara Bow

Intoxication (1919)

Gaston finally succeeds as a dramatist and decides to leave his wife and child for another woman. When the child dies, the finger is pointed at him and he winds up as a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Alfred Abel  •  Grete Diercks  •  Rudolf Klein-Rhoden  •  Marga Köhler