SYNOPSIS

Ninotchka is a stern, straightlaced Communist Party member sent to Paris to finish the sale of Grand Duchess Swana’s jewels for the Soviet government. But, while studying the frivolous materialism of Paris, Ninotchka meets Leon, Swana’s lawyer and sometime lover, and the two become enamored with one another — without knowing each other’s identity. The Grand Duchess, in the meantime, is suing the USSR for ownership of the jewels. What follows is a delicate web of intrigue and deception as Swana tries to blackmail Ninotchka into leaving Paris. Soon the two lovers have to overcome political hurdles and cross borders just to be together.


TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

October 06, 1939

DIRECTOR

Ernst Lubitsch

WRITER

Melchior Lengyel (story) & Charles Brackett (screenplay)

COMPANY

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

GENRE

Comedy, Romance

CERT

U

RUNTIME

110 minutes

IMAGES