Desire (1936)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 1936Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by , , , based on the play Die Schonen Tage von Aranjuez by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by Hans Dreier, .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .

One of ‘s best performances is in this enjoyable caper about a professional jewel thief who gets good-natured auto manufacturer (one of his most charming performances also) embroiled in her schemes. The film is glitzy and charming, blessed with the ‘Lubitsch touch’ (he served as producer) and quickly paced for maximum entertainment.

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