Next on screen – German director Ernst Lubitsch’s Hollywood screwball comedy
1932, b/w,113 min., starring Herbert Marshall, Miriam Hopkins, English with English subtitles
TIME: 5.00 p.m.
VENUE: Howard College, MTB West Wing 1st Floor, German Programme, Media Room F251 
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 disguised as nobility, who decide to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet (Kay Francis); Gaston gets a job as Mariette’s confidential secretary, while Lily installs herself as the woman’s typist. Love rears its head, forcing Gaston to choose between  marriage to Mariette and a fast getaway with Lily. Filled with marvellous throwaway gags and sophisticated innuendo, Trouble in Paradise was described by one critic as “as close to perfection as anything I have ever seen in the movies.” ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi (
For further details please contact:
Dr Marion Pape
UKZN – School of Arts
German Programme
Tel: 031-260-1086/2380
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