Cinema: The New Pictures: Nov. 21, 1932

Trouble in Paradise (Paramount) is a triumph of direction and decor which could have been accomplished only by that scowling, heavy-jowled Teuton who is Paramount's chief contribution to the civilized cinema, Ernst Lubitsch. As a rule, Director Lubitsch likes to run songs through his pictures, to accent moods and italicize bon mots. This time the songs are inaudible but they are somehow implied in the flavor of the picture—like the olive which can be tasted in a good Martini cocktail even when it is not there.

Paramount invariably gives...

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