Let’s Pretend…Marriage

Madame Colet: Marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together.

Madame Colet (continues): But with you, Francois–I think it would be a mistake.

From my favorite movie–Ernst Lubitch’s Trouble in Paradise. Screenplay by Samson Raphaelson.

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SCENE: A woman kisses a man on his cheek. He arches a brow and looks at her with bemusement.

WOMAN: I know! Let’s pretend we’re happily married!

MAN: To each other?

Art by Dick Giordano

1 Comment

  1. There would be no Bringing Up Baby no The Lady Eve no Pat and Mike without the delicious trouble Ernst Lubitsch and screenwriter Samson Raphaelson stirred up…What s called The Lubitsch Touch is essentially sophistication. These con artists in love with each other s effrontery live out their amoral impulses until they plot to rook Madame Colet Francis an heiress whose own audacity exposes Gaston and Lily s soft spots…But Trouble in Paradise never turns mushy and never slows down due to Lubitsch and screenwriter Samson Raphaelson s cosmopolitan insight about the capriciousness and fluidity of romantic attraction.


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