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''Trouble in Paradise'' is a 1932 [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra code]] RomanticComedy film directed by Creator/ErnstLubitsch and starring Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, and Herbert Marshall. A gentleman thief, Gaston Montenescu (Marshall) and Lily, his lady pickpocket partner and lover (Hopkins), join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner, Mariette Colet (Francis).

In 1991, ''Trouble in Paradise'' was selected for preservation by the United States NationalFilmRegistry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
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!!This film provides examples of:

* BookEnds: The movie starts and finishes with Gaston and Lily showing the other what they have stolen from each other and then kissing.
* BrickJoke: "What? You found a handbag? Well, you're three weeks too late."
* ConspicuousConsumption: The filthy-rich Mariette spends 125,000 francs on a diamond-encrusted handbag.
* DirtyCommies: in this case quite literally: an extremely grubby guy with a Russian accent uses Mariette's solicitation of people claiming to have found her handbag as an opportunity to harangue her in Russian about what Trotsky said about the rich.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The movie is completely shameless about it.
-->'''Gaston''': Good night, Madame. And let me tell you again, you dance like a dream.
-->'''Mme. Colet''': Oh no, it's the way you lead.
-->'''Gaston''': No, Madame, it's the way you follow.
* GentlemanThief: Gaston, who is witty and charming and urbane.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the opening credits the words 'Trouble in' appear and then a bed before the word 'paradise,' subliminally indicating that sex is at least part of the film's plot. It was done so subtly for the time that censors didn't notice it until the film's attempted re-release in 1935.
--> '''Gaston''': Madame Colet, if I were your father, which fortunately I am not, and you made any attempt to handle your own business affairs, I would give you a good spanking - in a business way, of course.\\
'''Mariette''': What would you do if you were my secretary?\\
'''Gaston''': The same thing.\\
'''Mariette''': [[smiles]] You're hired.
* GiveMeBackMyWallet: Lily and Gaston are constantly catching each other stealing things.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage:
** GratuitousGerman
** GratuitousItalian
** GratuitousRussian
** GratuitousSpanish
* HaveWeMet: Hilariously played with; Francois is quite insistent that he's never met Gaston before. Then he remembers where he *does* know him from.
-->'''Francois:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Tonsils! Positively tonsils!]]
* KarmaHoudini: The protagonists are crooks and don't get caught. At the time. this was a violation of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode and caused the film to be withdrawn from circulation and was not seen again until 1968.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: "Beginnings are always difficult", says Gaston, about four minutes into the movie. He's talking about how to start a fancy dinner.
* LoveTriangle: Between Lily, Mariette and Gaston.
* OutlawCouple: After meeting and falling in love in Venice at the start of the movie, Lily and Gaston are a con artist team.
* RunningGag: "I have a confession to make"
* {{Ruritania}}: Lily says that "King Boris of Alconia" has spotted her in Venice.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Called out by Gaston. Although, you have to remember he is the thief.
-->'''Gaston''': I see. You have to be in the Social Register to keep out of jail. But when a man starts at the bottom and works his way up, a self-made crook, then you say, "Call the police! Put him behind bars! Lock him up!"
* SmarmyHost:
-->From Geneva comes the news that the famous international crook, Gaston Monescu, robbed the peace conference yesterday. He took practically everything except the peace.
* StealingFromTheTill: The biggest surprise comes when Gaston figures out that Adolph Giron, adviser to the Colet family for decades and director of Mariette's company, has been embezzling for years.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Lily usually hides the things she steals there. Not always with success, though.
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