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Tuesday, 28 December 2021 at 8.15pm
Lubitsch Season
  • Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • 1937
  • USA
  • B&W

A woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.

Lord Frederick Barker is the British representative to the League of Nations. Current geopolitical tensions, which could lead to war if not dealt with, have him preoccupied with work, he more often than not feeling the need to deal with issues rather than delegate them to subordinates. As such, his wife, Lady Maria Barker, is feeling neglected, Frederick, totally devoted to and in love with his wife, unaware of her feelings. While he is in Geneva for work, she secretly flies to Paris under an assumed name to deal with her emotions with her old friend, the Grand Duchess Anna Dmitrievna formerly of Russia, the only person in Paris who knows her true identity. The Grand Duchess' general role in her social circle is to facilitate good times for others, with unspoken discretion. It is at the Grand Duchess' salon that Maria meets playboy Anthony Halton


Ernst Lubitsch


Marlene Dietrich Herbert Marshall Melvyn Douglas