The Lubitsch Touch
Digital Sound CX Encoded
Not Rated
1.33:1
Image Entertainment

Combined Run Time: 550 min
10 Sides
Black & White
Chapter Stops
Box Set
Catalog No: 43226
Suggested List Price: $189.98
Issued: September 24, 1997

Synopsis:
Famous for making films of exceptional wit and sophistication, director Ernst Lubitsch brought a unique style to his craft. Dubbed "The Lubitsch Touch" by his admirers, his films are characterized by provocative yet tasteful explorations of the social and sexual mores of the day, and anchored by a well-grounded sense of character. This extraordinary collection highlights six films never before released on home video from Lubitsch's most productive period: the opera-esque The Love Parade (1929) with Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald; Monte Carlo (1930) featuring the song Beyond the Blue Horizon; The Smiling Lieutenant (1931); One Hour With You (1932), starring Chevalier, MacDonald and Charles Ruggles; Lubitsch's signature work, the delicately balanced Trouble in Paradise (1932); Design for Living (1933), based on the Noel Coward play, starring Fredric March and Gary Cooper, and a Lubitsch directed 10-minute segment from If I Had a Million (1932), featuring Charles Laughton.

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