LOVE WAS HER PRECIOUS LOOT!
Madeleine steals a string of pearls in Paris and uses US engineer Tom, who is driving on his vacation to Spain, to get the pearls out of France, but getting the pearls, back from him proves to be difficult without falling in love.
Coop is surprisingly confident in a comedic role and Dietrich finds a sweet midpoint between her usual elegance and zany-jewel-thief devilry. Kind of autopilot in script and direction but the stars redeem it. [Portage Theater / 35mm]
DESIRE is distinctly Lubitsch-esque. But compared with this morning's very funny TO BE OR NOT TO BE it is more predictable. But, it is well written and perfectly cast. Overall, I found it understated and charming. #see