Ernst Lubitsch / US, 1939 / 109 min.
Ninotchka, with Greta Garbo in the comical title role and Ernst Lubitsch in the director’s seat, is regarded as an outright classic, mainly owing to Lubitsch’s talent for sophisticated comedy and Billy Wilder’s brilliantly sharp dialogues. The film was promoted with the tagline: 'Garbo laughs!'.
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