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Ninotchka (6-Oct-1939)

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Writers: Charles Brackett; Billy Wilder; Walter Reisch; Melchior Lengyel

Musical Score by: Werner R. Heymann

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, France

A trade mission of three apparatchiks try to sell jewelry confiscated from a Grand Duchess of the Russian Empire, but they are distracted by the decadent delights of capitalist Paris. Moscow dispatches the no-nonsense Ninotchka, played by Greta Garbo, to bring the effort back on track. Received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Story and Best Screenplay. Entered 1990 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Felix Bressart
2-Mar-1892 17-Mar-1949 To Be or Not to Be
Ina Claire
15-Oct-1893 21-Feb-1985 Ninotchka
Melvyn Douglas
5-Apr-1901 4-Aug-1981 Being There
Greta Garbo
18-Sep-1905 15-Apr-1990 Vanted to be alone
Alexander Granach
18-Apr-1893 14-Mar-1945 Nosferatu
Bela Lugosi
20-Oct-1882 16-Aug-1956 Dracula
Sig Ruman
11-Oct-1884 14-Feb-1967 Stalag 17


Greta Garbo   ...   Ninotchka
Melvyn Douglas   ...   Leon
Ina Claire   ...   Swana
Bela Lugosi   ...   Razinin
Sig Ruman   ...   Iranoff
Felix Bressart   ...   Buljanoff
Alexander Granach   ...   Kopalski
Gregory Gaye   ...   Rakonin
Rolfe Sedan   ...   Hotel Manager
Edwin Maxwell   ...   Mercier
Richard Carle   ...   Gaston


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