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Ninotchka (1939)

Unrated

Romance/Comedy · 1h 50m · 11/9/1939

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"It's only human to kiss!"

Description

Don't Pronounce It -- See It! Garbo Talks! proclaimed ads when silent star Greta Garbo debuted in talkies. Nine years and 12 classic screen dramas later, the gifted movie legend was ready for another change. Garbo Laughs! cheered the publicity for her first comedy, a frothy tale of a dour Russian envoy sublimating her womanhood for Soviet brotherhood until she falls for a suave Parisian man-about-town (Melvyn Douglas). Working from a cleverly barbed script written in part by Billy Wilder, director Ernst Lubitsch knew better than anyone how to marry refinement with sublime wit. "At least twice a day the most dignified human being is ridiculous," he explained about his acclaimed Lubitsch Touch. That's how we see Garbo's lovestruck Ninotchka: serenely dignified yet endearing ridiculous. Garbo laughs. So will you.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Russian, French

Country

United States

Production Company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Budget

$1,365,000

Revenue

$2,300,000
Cast
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Greta Garbo

Ninotchka
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Melvyn Douglas

Leon
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Ina Claire

Swana
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Bela Lugosi

Razinin
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Sig Ruman

Iranoff (as Sig Rumann)
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Felix Bressart

Buljanoff
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Alexander Granach

Kopalski
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Gregory Gaye

Rakonin
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Rolfe Sedan

Hotel Manager
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Edwin Maxwell

Mercier
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Richard Carle

Gaston
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Dorothy Adams

Swana's Maid (uncredited)
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Monya Andre

Gossip (uncredited)
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Nino Bellini

Swana's Restaurant Guest (uncredited)
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Wilda Bennett

Swana's Restaurant Guest (uncredited)
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Eumenio Blanco

Waiter (uncredited)
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Symona Boniface

Gossip (uncredited)
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Frederika Brown

Swana's Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Emilie Cabanne

Gossip (uncredited)
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Gino Corrado

Bar Patron (uncredited)
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George Davis

Porter at Railroad Station (uncredited)
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Paul Ellis

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Harry Evans

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Fred Farrell

Attendant (uncredited)
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Frank Fletcher

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Bess Flowers

Gossip (uncredited)
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Charles Fogel

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Mary Forbes

Lady Lavenham - Indignant Woman in Doorway (uncredited)
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Rudy Frohlich

Young Boy (uncredited)
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Jody Gilbert

Streetcar Conductress - Moscow Roommate (uncredited)
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George Golden

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Dick Gordon

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Herschel Graham

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Lawrence Grant

General Savitsky - Duchess' Consort (uncredited)
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Jennifer Gray

Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
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Winifred Harris

English Lady Getting Visa (uncredited)
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Ray Hendricks

Waiter (uncredited)
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William Irving

Bartender (uncredited)
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Hans Joby

Man at Railroad Station (uncredited)
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Charles Judels

Pere Mathieu - Cafe Owner (uncredited)
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Armand Kaliz

Louis - the Headwaiter (uncredited)
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Max Linder

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Leota Lorraine

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Ernst Lubitsch

Self - Director in Trailer (uncredited)
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Hans Moebus

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Peggy Moran

First Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
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Sandra Morgan

Gossip (uncredited)
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Lucille Pinson

German Woman at Railroad Station (uncredited)
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Albert Pollet

Waiter (uncredited)
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Frank Reicher

Soviet Lawyer (uncredited)
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Constantine Romanoff

Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
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Alexander Schoenberg

Bearded Man - Eiffel Tower Tourist (uncredited)
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Harry Semels

Gurganov - Neighbor Spy (uncredited)
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Tamara Shayne

Anna - Moscow Roommate (uncredited)
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Florence Shirley

Marianne - Swana's Phone Friend (uncredited)
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George Sorel

Swana's Restaurant Guest (uncredited)
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Edwin Stanley

Soviet Lawyer (uncredited)
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Count Stefenelli

Hotel Guest (uncredited)
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Kay Stewart

Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
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George Tobias

Russian Visa Official (uncredited)
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Jacques Vanaire

Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Ellinor Vanderveer

Gossip (uncredited)
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Paul Weigel

Vladimir - With Letter from Leon (uncredited)
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Elizabeth Williams

Indignant Woman (uncredited)
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Marek Windheim

Manager (uncredited)
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Wolfgang Zilzer

Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Crew
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Ernst Lubitsch

Director
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Billy Wilder

Writer
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Charles Brackett

Writer
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Walter Reisch

Writer
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Melchior Lengyel

Writer
Disc Releases
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Ninotchka

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/6/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

Ninotchka

(DVD)

9/6/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

Ninotchka

(Blu-ray, Digibook)

6/9/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

Ninotchka

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

6/9/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

Ninotchka

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/6/2018

Disc Title Front Cover

Ninotchka

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/6/2005

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