Trouble in Paradise

  • Dir: Ernst Lubitsch

  • USA, 1932, English, 83 min, 35mm

  • Cast: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall

Legendary thief (Herbert Marshall) meets his match in fellow larcenist (Miriam Hopkins), but the love between these perfect partners in crime falls under investigation when he plans to burgle both money and heart of their latest target – the sexy, ditsy heiress (Kay Francis) to a perfume manufacturing empire. Filled with pre-Code sexual innuendo and a quintessential example of “the Lubitsch touch” that sparkles with wit, sophistication, and elegance, Trouble in Paradise is also a cinematically resourceful romantic comedy typical of its director, as Jean Renoir would say, “Lubitsch? But he invented the modern Hollywood.”

35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation and The Film Foundation.

4/1 (SAT): Film talk with Sam Ho

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1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. For screenings at ALL commercial cinemas, tickets are available at URBTIX till 5:00pm one day before respective screenings. After that, tickets will be available only at the box office of the screening venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre, HK Film Archive and Tai Kwun: For screenings that are about to start in 1 hour, all remaining tickets can only be bought at the box offices of the respective screening venues.

4. For the sold-out screenings at HK Arts Centre and HK Film Archive, a limited number of standing tickets are available at the URBTIX Outlets of the respective venues 30 minutes prior to the screening time. Seating is not guaranteed and subject to availability 30 minutes after the screening time. Each person can purchase 1 standing ticket. The availability of standing tickets is subject to change without prior notice.

5. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

6. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.