Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

Kay Francis & Miriam Hopkins-The Trouble in Paradise 1932

Kay Francis and Miriam Hopkins in Ernst Lubitsch’s TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932)

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10 Responses to Movie Still Du Jour

  1. Beautiful gals, fab shot. How’d you react to the movie? (One of my faves, FWIW.)


    • I really loved it. The leads are all dreamy, I laughed throughout, and I really cared what happened to these people. As I was watching it I thought to myself, “Oh god. This is a perfect movie.” Not to mention it’s an art deco museum.


  2. Fabrizio del Wrongo says:

    One of the best movies ever, as far as I’m concerned.


  3. PatrickH says:

    Roissy et al often post pics of pairs of guys and ask who’s the alpha? So, they’re chicks for sure. But which is the alpha chick?


  4. PatrickH says:

    I’m thinking the one on the left for obvious reasons. But for some reason, the smile on the face of the rightward one (from our perspective) tells me it isn’t just a question of who’s throwing her weight around.


    • The movie makes it seem like Francis (left) will end up with the man, at least that’s what I thought, but Hopkins does. On the commentary track Lubitsch’s biographer, Scott Eyman, says that Hopkins’s character won b/c that’s the kind of woman Lubitsch preferred personally.


    • Fabrizio del Wrongo says:

      Few chicks are more alpha than Kay Francis!

      The movie makes it clear that Hopkins and Marshall are spiritual twins, though. It would have been weird if they didn’t end up together. Their pickpocket flirtation at the movie’s outset is one of the great rom-com scenes of all time. I love when Marshall whips out her garter and gives it a little kiss.

      This used to be my favorite Lubitsch, but I think it’s been supplanted by “The Shop Around the Corner.”


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