Ninotchka

United States, 1939

Film
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The ads proclaimed “Garbo laughs!” and back in that banner movie year of 1939, moviegoers everywhere joined in the laughter as the legendary actress starred in her first romantic comedy, “Ninotchka”. Garbo plays a dour, severe Soviet official who comes to Paris on business involving the the sale of some Czarist jewels. Soon business turns to pleasure as she discovers the special magic of Paris and succumbs to the charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D’Algout (Melvyn Douglas).

Credits

producer/director

Ernst Lubitsch

production company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Language

English

Duration

01:46:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

37064

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Screwball comedies

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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