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Ernst Lubitsch

Director, Actor

Eternal LoveEternal Love (1929)
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch
Feat. John Barrymore, Camilla Horn
Made during the last days of the silent era, the legendary Ernst Lubitsch directs John Barrymore and Camilla Horn as two lovers living in the Swiss…
Trouble in ParadiseTrouble in Paradise (1932) Recommended
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch
Feat. Herbert Marshall, Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis
Perhaps dir. Lubitsch's most celebrated comedy, this concerns a pair of endearing swindlers (Marshall and Hopkins) whose partnership in romance and…
Merry Widow, TheMerry Widow, The (1934) Recommended
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch
Feat. Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald
Out of cold–blooded patriotism to his homeland Marshovia, gadabout Maurice Chevalier attempts to seduce millionairess Jeanette MacDonald into…
AngelAngel (1937)
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch
Feat. Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas
Love triangle between a distracted husband, a neglected wife and an ardent suitor set amid the rigid social norms of the…
NinotchkaNinotchka (1939)
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch
Feat. Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire
“Garbo laughs!” proclaimed the ads for this sparkling romantic comedy, a first for its legendary star, Greta Garbo. She plays a Soviet agent who…
Shop Around the Corner, TheShop Around the Corner, The (1940) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch
Feat. James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan
One for the pantheon of romantic–comedy this, directed by the illustrious Ernst Lubitsch (of the famed 'Lubitsch touch') and excelling in its…
To Be or Not to BeTo Be or Not to Be (1942) Recommended
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch
Feat. Jack Benny, Carole Lombard
Wonderful black comedy about a Polish theatre group who in the face of a German invasion, become involved in a covert operation that masquerades them…
Heaven Can WaitHeaven Can Wait (1943)
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch
Feat. Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn
Amusing comic fantasy in which playboy Don Ameche recalls his life of sin for the devil, to find he wasn't such a bad guy after all.
Cluny BrownCluny Brown (1946)
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch
Feat. Jennifer Jones, Charles Boyer, Sir C. Aubrey Smith
Jennifer Jones is radiant (and a hoot, to boot) as the makeshift plumber to a leaky high society household. Ernst Lubitch’s splendid…

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