Trouble In Paradise


7:00 PM


Programmed by Eleanor Nichols

Trouble In Paradise

March 6, 2025

Made at the height of the Depression, this sophisticated comedy mocked the earnestness of the period, causing some critics to find it “flimsy.” Dwight MacDonald, on the other hand, hailed it as coming “as close to perfection as anything I have ever seen,” and director Ernst Lubitsch echoed this judgment when he said, “For pure style, I have done nothing better or as good as Trouble in Paradise.” The opening shot sets the mood of this exquisite jewel of a comedy: A gondolier is heard addressing the Venetian night in sweet tenor; passing by the camera, he is revealed to be the Grand Canal’s garbage collector. Soon we find two underclass types, Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins, who meet while picking each other’s pockets. The pair are both jewel thieves in their better moments, and together they make for Paris, where they insinuate themselves into the company of a wealthy millionairess. The action and dialogue are delectably refined, elegantly cynical. (1932, 83 min)

Thursday, March 6, 7:00 PM



Ernst Lubitsch

Ernst Lubitsch



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Our Venue

THE 222 is a small intimate venue. All seats are very good and have a clear view of the stage.

Seating for this film is club style with round tables that seat four people. Open seating.

We are located at 222 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA 95448 (707) 473-9152

Run Time

Run time is 83 minutes


THE 222 is all on ground level. There are no steps. All facilities are ADA compliant. Public parking is available on the north side of the building and along Healdsburg Ave. and Center St.

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Age Recommendation

We recommend this performance for ages 10 and up. Children under 5 are not admitted.

Content Advisory

This performance has no content advisory and is suitable for all audiences.

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