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Greta Garbo stars as the earnest commissar who proves to be almost immune to champagne, humor--and love--Ninotchka. 1939. When the Soviet government sends three dour diplomats to Paris to sell former Imperial jewels, the gems' former owner, Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire), asks her dapper boyfriend, Count Leon (Melvyn Douglas), to retrieve her property. With Leon's help, the three Soviets quickly succumb to the temptations of Capitalist decadence. To rescue the mission, the Soviets send their most incorruptible operative, Nina Ivanovna Yakushova (Greta Garbo). Now as Count Leon strives to soften the beautiful but seemingly cold-hearted commissar, he's the first to lose his heart--by falling in love with Ninotchka--in this classic romantic comedy.
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Critics Consensus: With Greta Garbo proving her comedy chops in the twilight of her career, Ninotchka is a can't-miss classic.
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Common Sense Says
Great, but kids may need historical context.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that kids will need some introduction to the issues behind this enchanting romantic comedy. A few words about the state of the Soviet Union following the revolution and the different ideas of the communists and the capitalists will prepare them.
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- Release Date:October 6, 1939
- Audio Format:Stereo
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