PRE-CODE PARTY: TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932)
SCREENING: SAT 9/25 4PM
Director: Ernst Lubitsch / 1932 / US / 83 min
$11 General Admission & $8 OFS members
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.
In the pre-code era of the 1930s, Barbara Stanwyck would lay haymakers and Joan Blondell could carelessly ash cigarettes over expensive furniture. It was a lawless period of filmmaking where cocktails, sexuality, and rolling smoke inundated the screen. Olympia Film Society’s Pre-Code Party presents some of classic Hollywood’s most scandalous titles, where jewel thieves and party animals ruled the night. Each film in the series will be introduced by OFS’s director of programming, Rob Patrick.
When thief Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall) meets his true love in pickpocket Lily (Miriam Hopkins), they embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet (Kay Francis). But when Gaston becomes romantically entangled with Mme. Colet, their larcenous ruse is jeopardized and Gaston is forced to choose between two beautiful women. Legendary director Ernst Lubitsch’s masterful touch is in full flower in Trouble in Paradise, a pinnacle of the sophisticated romantic comedy, loaded with sparkling dialogue, witty innuendo, and elegant comic invention.
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