Ernst Lubitsch’s deftly ironic masterpiece is a gossamer-like satire about two sophisticated jewel thieves (Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins) who fall in love in Venice and find employment in the household staff of a wealthy widow (Kay Francis) in Paris in order to rob her.
A classic work of light, incisive social comedy featuring sparkling dialogue, cheeky sexual innuendo, masterly use of objects and production design, and outstanding, sophisticated support performances from C. Aubrey Smith, Charlie Ruggles and Edward Everett Horton.
Preceded by The Mountaineer’s Honor D. W. Griffith (1909) 11 mins.
One of Mary Pickford’s first starring roles.
The Lonely Villa D. W. Griffith (1909) 11 mins.
Seminal early Griffith film featuring Mary Pickford.
During ACMI's redevelopment, Melbourne Cinémathèque screenings will take place at The Capitol. For maps and accessibility information see ACMI Cinemas during closure.
Screenings will commence slightly earlier at 6.30pm.