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Ernst Lubitsch
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Date of Birth: Jan 28, 1892

Country: Germany

Biography: Lubitsch's urbane comedies of manners gave him the reputation of being Hollywood's most elegant and sophisticated director; as his prestige grew, his films were promoted as having 'the Lubitsch touch'. Jewish, Lubitsch left Berlin for Hollywood in 1922 (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 50 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (45) | Writer (14) | Actor (11)
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That Lady in Ermine (1948)
Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army. Her lookalike ancestress Francesca, who saved a similar situation 300 years before, comes to life from a portrait to help her descendant. Complicating factor: the newlywed countess feels strangely drawn to the handsome invader... (imdb)
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Cluny Brown (1946)
Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate. While there, she becomes friendly with Adam Belinski, a charming Czech refugee. She also becomes interested in a dull shopkeeper named Mr. Wilson. Belinski soon falls in love with Cluny and tries to keep her from marrying Wilson. (imdb)
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A Royal Scandal (1945)
Based on a play by Lajos Biro and Melchior Lengyel, the film dwells upon a fictional incident in the life of Russia's Catherine the Great, here played with blue-blooded bawdiness by Tallulah Bankhead. Catherine falls in love with a handsome young army officer (William Eythe), who turns out to be an insurrectionist planning her downfall... (All Movie Guide)
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Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Henry Van Cleve presents himself at the gates of Hell only to find he is closely vetted on his qualifications for entry... (imdb)
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To Be or Not to Be (1942)
In occupied Poland during WWII, a troupe of ham stage actors (led by Joseph Tura and his wife Maria) match wits with the Nazis... (imdb)
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That Uncertain Feeling (1941)
Against her better judgement, happily married Jill Baker is persuaded to see a popular psychoanalyst about her psychosomatic hiccups. Soon, she's disillusioned about husband Larry; and one day in the doctor's waiting room she meets pianist Alexander Sebastian, who's even more confused than she is. Can this marriage be saved? Larry has a plan that is pure Lubitsch... (imdb)
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Der ewige Jude (1940)
A Nazi propaganda piece using fancy editing and stock footage to instill fear and hatred of Jews.
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The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
"Matuschek's" is the gift shop around the corner. Among the staff is Alfred Kralik, a likeable young man who's in love with a woman he has never met and whose name he doesn't even know (imdb)
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Ninotchka (1939)
A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest. (imdb)
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Bluebeard
US multi-millionaire Michael Barndon marries his eight wife, Nicole, the daughter of a broken French Marquis... (imdb)
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Angel (1937)
Woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man. (imdb)
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The Merry Widow (1934)
The small kingdom of Marshovia has a little problem. The main tax-payer, the wealthy widow Sonia (who pays 52 0f the taxes) has left for Paris (imdb)
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Design for Living (1933)
Two Americans sharing a flat in Paris, playwright Tom Chambers and painter George Curtis, fall for free-spirited Gilda Farrell... (imdb)
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If I Had a Million (1932)
Wealthy John Glidden wants to give his money away to strangers rather than have his relatives fight over it. We see the effect the gifts have on many different sorts of individuals. (imdb)
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Broken Lullaby (1932)
A young French soldier in World War I is overcome with guilt whenever he kills a German soldier who, like himself, is a musically gifted conscript, each having attended the same musical conservatory in France. The fact that the incident occurred in war does not assuage his guilt. He travels to Germany to meet the man's family. (imdb)
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Trouble in Paradise (1932)
High class European thief Gaston Monesque meets his soul mate Lily, a pickpocket masquerading as a countess... (imdb)
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One Hour with You (1932)
Andre and Colette Bertier are happily married. When Colette introduces her husband to her flirtatious best friend, Mitzi, he does his best to resist her advances. But she is persistent, and very cute, and he succumbs. Mitzi's husband wants to divorce her, and has been having her tailed. Andre gets caught, and must confess to his wife. But Colette has had problems resisting the attentions of another man herself, and they forgive each other. (imdb)
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The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
Lieutenant Niki of the Austrian royal guard has a new girlfriend, Franzi. He's crazy about her, and is smiling at her while on duty in the street. King Adolf and his daughter Princess Anna from the neighboring kingdom of Flausenshaum drive by, and Anna intercepts a wink meant for Franzi. She falls for Niki, marries him (he has no choice in the matter), and whisks him off to Flausenshaum... (imdb)
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Paramount on Parade (1930)
A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting singing "My Marine" to a group of U. S. Marines, including Stuart Eriwn, Stanley Smith and Frederic March; Buddy Rogers doing a song-duet with Lillian Roth called "Any Time's the Time to Fall in Love", on a cuckoo-clock set; and Clara Bow singing and dancing in "The Red Head" number to a group of sailors. (imdb)
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Monte Carlo (1930)
Countess Vera von Conti checks into Monte Carlo. She's down to her last 10,000 francs and has fled from her husband-to-be, Prince Otto von Seibenehim. At a casino, Count Rudolph Falliere is taken by Countess Vera's beauty and persuades her into letting him stroke her hair for good luck. Because of this, Vera assumes Rudolph is a hairdresser and hires him... (imdb)
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The Love Parade (1929)
Queen Louise's cabinet are worried that she will become an old maid, and are delighted when she marries the rougish Count Renard. Unfortunately, he finds his position as Queen's Consort unsatisfying and without purpose, and the marriage soon runs into difficulties. (imdb)
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Eternal Love (1929)
Based on Der Konig der Bernina, a novel by Jakob Christopher Beer, the story is set in the Swiss Alps in 1812. Both forced into loveless marriages, sweethearts Marcus (John Barrymore) and Ciglia (Camilla Horn) continue to carry on a clandestine romance. When Marcus is falsely accused of murdering Ciglia's husband, the two lovers escape into the Alps, with the angry villagers close at their heels... (All Movie Guide)
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The Patriot (1928)
The Patriot is a 1928 semi-biographical film that was directed by Ernst Lubitsch and released by Paramount Pictures. The film was written by Hanns Kräly ; it is an adaptation of several different plays: Paul I by Dmitri Merezhkovsky, Der Patriot by Alfred Neumann, and The Patriot by Ashley Dukes. (Wikipedia)
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The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)
Young Prince Karl Heinrich has spent his entire life behind the palace gates protected from the world. He has been raised in a melancholy atmosphere of strict discipline and duty, yet he often looks out at the frolics of youths and maidens who live beyond the walls... (imdb)
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Life in Hollywood No. 4 (1927)
Part of a 7-part series exploring all aspects of Hollywood.
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So This Is Paris (1926)
Ernst Lubitsch's So This is Paris stars Monte Blue and Patsy Ruth Miller as a doctor and his wife. The couple is as faithful as the day is long--but when a dance team comprised of Lilyan Tashman and Andre Beranger make the scene, the days grow mighty short. (All Movie Guide)
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Lady Windermere
Mrs Erlynne, the mother of Lady Windermere - her daughter does not know about her - wants to be introduced in society, so that she can marry Lord Augustus Lorton. Lord Windermere, who helped her with a cheque, invites her to his wifes birthday-party, but Lady Windermere thinks, she has reason to be jealous, so she decides to leave her husband and go to Lord Darlington, who is pining for her... (imdb)
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Forbidden Paradise (1924)
Forbidden Paradise is a 1924 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by German film director Ernst Lubitsch. The film is based on a 1922 Broadway play, The Czarina, by Edward Sheldon who adapted the Hungarian language book of Melchior Lengyel and Lajos Bíró. The film starred Pola Negri as Catherine the Great and Rod La Rocque in the Rathbone role.
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The Marriage Circle (1924)
Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte. Dr. Braun's colleague, Dr. Mueller, who has had his eye on Charlotte, sees this as his opportunity, even though the Braun's are very happily married... (imdb)
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Rosita (1923)
The King tosses Rosita in jail and when Don Diego, who Rosita loves, tries to defend her, he too is thrown in jail. While Don Diego is sentenced to be executed, the King lusts after Rosita and decides to put her up in a luxurious villa. To give her a title, he marries her to a masked nobleman, who turns out to be Don Diego.
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The Loves of Pharaoh (1922)
The king of the Ethiopians hoping to make peace with Egypt, offers his daughter Theonis to become the wife of King Amenes. But Theonis falls in love with Ramphis, the handsome son of the king's advisor Sothis.
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Die Bergkatze (1921)
One of Lubitsch's rough mountain comedies, with Pola Negri as the wild daughter of the bandit chief who falls in love with the handsome lieutenant brought in to marry the daughter of the corpulent and ineffectual colonel of the fort. (IMDB Comments)
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Romeo und Julia im Schnee (1920)
A broad parody of the Romeo and Juliet story. Set in a 19'th century Alpine village, Romeo and Juliet love each other but they can't marry because their families are feuding. (IMDB Comments)
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Anna Boleyn (1920)
The story of the ill-fated second wife of the English king Henry VIII, whose marriage to the Henry led to momentous political and religious turmoil in England. (imdb)
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Sumurun (1920)
Women and their virtue, in the Orient. Yannaia, a young dancer who is happy to have men desire her, comes to the attention of an old but powerful sheikh; his son also wants her. The leader of the minstrel troupe, a hunchback, loves Yannaia and opposes her sale to the sheikh... (imdb)
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Kohlhiesels Töchter (1920)
Somewhere in Southern Bavaria Xaver wants to marry Gretel, but her father Kohlhiesel wants his elder daughter Liesel to marry first. The problem is, nobody wants to marry her, because she's too brutal. Seppel suggests, that he should marry Liesel first, get rid of her and then he can marry Gretel... (imdb)
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Meyer aus Berlin (1919)
Sally Meyer, a young Berliner, persuades his Doctor to convince his wife that he is ill, so that he is able to take a holiday in the Austrian Alps in order to pursue women. Meyer dresses up in what he considers Tyrolean attire. However, he mistakenly travels to the Bavarian Alps rather than Austria. Meyer becomes infatuated with Kitty, a young, attractive woman at the hotel where he is staying. (imdb)
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Die Puppe (1919)
It is a fairy tale about of a young prince named Lancelot(Hermann Thimig) who flees from his uncle Baron von Chanterelle(Max Kronert) to avoid a marriage. He settles in a monastery. There, he meets several monks who persuade him to marry a human-like mechanical doll and give them his uncle's dowry... (IMDB Comments)
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Madame DuBarry (1919)
The story of Madame DuBarry, the mistress of Louis XV of France, and her loves in the time of the French revolution. (imdb)
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Die Austernprinzessin (1919)
Oyster-king Quaker cannot be impressed anymore. He is so rich that he even has a special butler holding his cigar while he is smoking. The only thing Quaker would be impressed by is if his daughter Ossi were to marry a real prince. He makes an offer to the poor prince Nucki, who sends his friend Josef to get a clear idea of the woman. (imdb)
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Gypsy Blood (1918)
The tragic story of Don Jose, a Spanish cavalryman, who falls under the spell of a gypsy girl, Carmen, who treats him with both love and contempt and leads him into temptation and thus damnation. (imdb)
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The Eyes of the Mummy (1918)
In this silent film, an Egyptian priest terrorizes the Englishman who eloped with his priestess. (TCM.com)
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Ich möchte kein Mann sein (1918)
This hilarious three-reel farce from director Ernst Lubitsch stars Ossi Oswalda as Ossi, a vivacious young woman whose ideas of fun -- smoking cigarettes, playing cards, dating boys -- unnerves her stodgy Uncle (Ferry Silka) and even stodgier Governess (Margareta Kupfer). (All Movie Guide)
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The Merry Jail (1917)
A neglected wife disguises herself in order to lure her wastrel husband into a compromising position. (imdb)
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Schuhpalast Pinkus (1916)
Lubitsch stars as an idiot shoe salesman
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Wo ist mein Schatz? (1916)
Lubitsch plays a young husband (named Ernst Lubitsch!) who must contend with an overbearing mother-in-law and a wife who expects him to stay at home... (IMDB comments)
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Fräulein Piccolo (1915)
Lo, a hotel manager's daughter, leaves her finishing school to spend the holidays at her parent's hotel. Her parents are in trouble, the bell boy (in German "Der Piccolo") has just eloped with the chamber maid, there's a military maneuver near, the officers will stay at the hotel, and there will be a ball soon. No wonder that her parents order Lo to work as maid and bell boy. (ring once: bellboy, ring twice maid.
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Der Stolz der Firma (1914)
Der Stolz der Firma, meaning The Pride of the Business, is a classic German silent film from 1914. The film tells the story of a shrewd apprentice and is filmed in the comical style of director Lubitsch. This is one of the few Lubitsch films from World War I that wasn't lost.
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Fräulein Seifenschaum (1914)
First film directed by the german master
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Das Mirakel (1912)
Das Mirakel (1912) - Short Film
A young novice leaves the convent for a knight. Unlike the better-known 1959 film "The Miracle", this version is set in medieval times. (imdb)
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