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After establishing a stellar career in Germany, Ernst Lubitsch ensured his successful transition across the Atlantic by working with industry powerhouse Mary Pickford as producer and star.

Lubitsch’s light touch and Pickford’s irresistible spark are a perfect match in this sophisticated comedy that, while satirising the class system, follows a tender new romance and casts a sharp eye on a well-worn royal marriage.

Unseen in its complete form for decades, this restored version showcases splendid cinematography by Charles Rosher, costumes by Mitchell Leisen and grand-scale sets by William Cameron Menzies.

Preceded by:

The Mountaineer’s Honor, Dir. D. W. Griffith (1909) 11 mins.

The Lonely Villa, Dir. D. W. Griffith (1909) 11 mins.

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