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Ninotchka

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Garbo plays a dour, severe Soviet official who comes to Paris on business involving the sale of some czarist jewels. But soon business turns to pleasure as she discovers the special magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout (Melvyn Douglas). The plot bubbles merrily as Ninotchka chooses between romance and duty--and must even confront a rival for Leon's affection in the exiled Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire).
Title: Ninotchka
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [United States] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2005.
Edition: Standard version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the original story by Melchior Lengyel.
DVD release of the 1939 motion picture.
Special feature: original theatrical trailer.
Summary: Garbo plays a dour, severe Soviet official who comes to Paris on business involving the sale of some czarist jewels. But soon business turns to pleasure as she discovers the special magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout (Melvyn Douglas). The plot bubbles merrily as Ninotchka chooses between romance and duty--and must even confront a rival for Leon's affection in the exiled Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire).
Audience: Not rated.
Additional Contributors: Brackett, Charles - 1892-1969.
Wilder, Billy - 1906-2002.
Reisch, Walter
Lubitsch, Ernst - 1892-1947.
Garbo, Greta - 1905-1990.
Douglas, Melvyn
Claire, Ina - 1892-1985.
Heymann, Werner Richard - 1896-1961.
ISBN: 1419807749
9781419807749
Branch Call Number: PN1997 .N5229 2005
DVD 791.4372 Ninotch
Statement of Responsibility: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and Walter Reisch ; directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Credits: Director of photography, William Daniels ; film editor, Gene Ruggiero ; music, Werner R. Heymann.
Performers: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi, Sig Rumann.
System Details: DVD format ; region 1; standard version with aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition; Dolby digital mono; dual layer.
Other Language: English (mono) or French (mono) dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Man-woman relationships France Drama. Paris (France) Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Romantic comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Publisher No: 56682
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Greta Garbo plays a Russian woman sent to Paris with several other comrades to conduct official business. The no-nonsense Ninotchka is disgusted by the frivolity of life in the City of Lights. Then she meets a count (Melvyn Douglas) and her icy reserve starts to crack. Contains the famous scene w... Read More »


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Dec 01, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

another Lubitsch / Wilder classic!

Oct 18, 2013
  • e278 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Ninotchka”; I agree with the adman whom said this comedy allows a view of Garbo that gives her skills more depth. Not earth shaking, but fun.

Oct 01, 2011
  • rslade rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not necessarily one of Garbo's best, but an amusing and sweet little comedy. Interesting turn by Bela Lugosi as a completely stiff high official.

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