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Lubitsch went independent to direct That Uncertain Feeling ( 1941, a remake of his 1925 film Kiss Me Again ), and the dark anti-Nazi farce To Be or Not to Be ( 1942 ), which was Jack Benny's only major screen success and Carole Lombard's last picture.
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" Negri was concerned that Paramount was mishandling her career and image, and arranged for her former director Ernst Lubitsch to direct her in the critically acclaimed Forbidden Paradise ( 1924 ).
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", The Big Sleep directed by Howard Hawks ( 1946 ), The Lady Eve directed by Preston Sturges ( 1941 ), The Shop Around the Corner directed by Ernst Lubitsch ( 1940 ), White Heat directed by Raoul Walsh ( 1949 ), Yankee Doodle Dandy directed by Michael Curtiz ( 1942 ), and Notorious directed by Alfred Hitchcock, ( 1946 ).
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After Heaven Can Wait, Lubitsch worked with Edwin Justus Mayer on the scripting process of A Royal Scandal ( 1945 ), a remake of Ernst Lubitsch's silent film A Forbidden Paradise.
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Settling in America, Lubitsch established his reputation for sophisticated comedy with such stylish films as The Marriage Circle ( 1924 ), Lady Windermere's Fan ( 1925 ), and So This Is Paris ( 1926 ).
It is the third screen version of the work, following a 1925 Ernst Lubitsch silent film and Otto Preminger's 1949 adaptation entitled The Fan.
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The most important of the new film producers at the time was Joe May, who made a series of thrillers and adventure films through the war years, but Ernst Lubitsch also came into prominence with a series of very successful comedies and dramas.
Cukor was then assigned to One Hour With You ( 1932 ), an operetta with Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald, when original director Ernst Lubitsch opted to concentrate on producing the film instead.
Lombard's final film, " To Be or Not to Be " ( 1942 ), directed by Ernst Lubitsch and co-starring Jack Benny, a satire about Nazism and World War II, was in post-production at the time of her death.
The Smiling Lieutenant ( 1931 ) is an American film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Maurice Chevalier and Claudette Colbert, and released by Paramount Pictures.
This film is notable for being both the film debut of Jeanette MacDonald and the first " talkie " film by Ernst Lubitsch.
Ninotchka is a 1939 American film made for Metro Goldwyn Mayer by producer and director Ernst Lubitsch which stars Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas.
Lubitsch, himself of German Jewish origin, was cautious in the film over making overt references to " Jewishness " ( including avoiding use of the words Jewish or Jew ).
Ernst Lubitsch ( January 28, 1892November 30, 1947 ) was a German American actor, screenwriter, producer and film director.
A free agent after just one American film, Lubitsch was signed to a remarkable three-year, six-picture contract by Warner Brothers that guaranteed the director his choice of both cast and crew, and full editing control over the final cut.
With his first sound film, The Love Parade ( 1929 ), starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald, Lubitsch hit his stride as a maker of worldly musical comedies ( and earned himself another Oscar nomination ).
The film reunited Lubitsch with his Merry Widow screenwriter Raphaelson, and starred James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan as a pair of bickering co-workers in Budapest, each unaware that the other is their secret romantic correspondent.
The script of A Royal Scandal ( 1945 ) was written and prepared under Ernst Lubitsch, and he was the original director of this film, and directed the rehearsals.
The 1942 Ernst Lubitsch comedy To Be or Not to Be confuses the audience in the opening scenes with a play about Adolf Hitler appearing to be taking place within the actual plot of the film.
She returned to Paramount to make another romantic comedy, Angel ( directed by Ernst Lubitsch ): reception to the film was so lukewarm that Paramount bought out the remainder of Dietrich's contract.
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Among her other films are Laughter ( 1930 ), Paramount on Parade ( 1930 ), Hot Saturday ( 1932 ) with Cary Grant and Randolph Scott, The Kiss Before the Mirror ( 1933 ) directed by James Whale, and Broken Lullaby aka The Man I Killed ( 1932 ) directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
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In Germany, Ernst Lubitsch got his inspiration from the stage work of Max Reinhardt, both in bourgeois comedy and in spectacle, and applied this to his films, culminating in his die Puppe ( The Doll ), die Austernprinzessin ( The Oyster Princess ) and Madame Dubarry.
The School ’ s founding faculty included Fairbanks ( President of the Academy ), D. W. Griffith, William C. deMille, Ernst Lubitsch, Irving Thalberg, and Darryl F. Zanuck.
She sang in her role opposite Maurice Chevalier in the Ernst Lubitsch musical The Smiling Lieutenant ( 1931 ), and was admired by critics for her ability to shrewdly play character role opposite the Miriam Hopkins.
Whether with music, as in MGM's opulent The Merry Widow ( 1934 ) and Paramount's One Hour with You ( 1932 ), or without, as in Design for Living ( 1933 ), Lubitsch continued to specialize in comedy.
" After A Royal Scandal, Ernst Lubitsch regained his health, and directed Cluny Brown ( 1946 ), with Charles Boyer and Jennifer Jones.
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To Be or Not to Be is a 1942 American comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch, about a troupe of actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who use their abilities at disguise and acting to fool the occupying troops.
Mayer wrote the screenplay for A Royal Scandal, and had worked with Lubitsch on To Be or Not to Be ( 1942 ).
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But Lubitsch had trouble delegating authority, which was a problem when he was overseeing sixty different films.
The result was Die Augen der Mumie Ma ( The Eyes of the Mummy Ma, 1918 ), which was a popular success and led to a series of Lubitsch / Negri collaborations, each larger in scale than the previous film.
Negri and Lubitsch made three German films together after this, Sumurun ( aka One Arabian Night, 1920 ), Die Bergkatze ( aka The Mountain Cat or The Wildcat, 1921 ), and Die Flamme ( The Flame, 1922 ), and UFA employed Negri for films with other directors, including Vendetta ( 1920 ) and Sappho ( 1921 ), many of which were purchased by American distributors and shown in the United States.
All directed by Lubitsch, the three were “ Trouble in Paradise ,” “ Heaven Can Wait ,” and Raphaelson ’ s favorite, “ The Shop Around the Corner ” which had starred James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan and which Kael wrote was “ as close to perfection as a movie made by mortals is ever likely to be ; it couldn ’ t be the airy wonder it was without the structure Raphaelson built into it .” ( The story was remade in 1998 as “ You ’ ve Got Mail ,” with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.