Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1936. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer, Waldemar Young, Samuel Hoffenstein, based on the play Die Schonen Tage von Aranjuez by Hans Szekely, Robert A. Stemmle. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Frank Borzage, Ernst Lubitsch. Music by Friedrich Hollaender. Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Film Editing by William Shea.
One of Marlene Dietrich‘s best performances is in this enjoyable caper about a professional jewel thief who gets good-natured auto manufacturer Gary Cooper (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.