1939 romantic comedy starring Greta Garbo

Reference

Ninotchka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Ninotchka is a 1939 American film made for Metro Goldwyn Mayer by producer and director Ernst Lubitsch which stars Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas. It was written by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett and Walter Reisch, based on a screen story by Melchior Lengyel. Ninotchka is Greta Garbo's first full comedy, and her penultimate film. It is one of the first American movies which, under cover of humorous light romance, depicts the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin: rigid and gray, all the more so when compared to the free and sunny Parisian society of pre-War days. ..."

Cast and Crew

Melvyn DouglasCount Leon d'Algout
Greta GarboNinotchka (Nina Ivanovna Yakushova)

Video Products

Ninotchka, 5 Jan 1999

Articles

Freedom's Flicks: The 20 Best Libertarian Movies of all Time, Nov 1999
The Orange County Register picks movies for "freedom lovers"
"14. Ninotchka (1939, tie). 'Garbo speaks' ran the ads touting the former star of silent films. She does so in one of the funniest anti-communist movies ever made. Similar story remade as 'Silk Stockings' (1957) with Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, and delightful dancing. [FreedomCircle editor's note: the tagline for Ninotchka was actually 'Garbo laughs!']"

Reviews

Ninotchka (1939)
    by Jon Osborne, Miss Liberty's Guide to Film and Video, 2001
"For the most part, this film mocks the disastrous consequences of socialism, including mass poverty, censorship, and perpetual fear of the state. ... this delightful romantic comedy is listed in almost every reckoning of the greatest films, reflecting both its terrifically witty script and a wonderful performance by Greta Garbo ..."