The Marriage Circle (Cine Fan)

Genre
SPECIAL PROGRAMME
Release Date
5 Feb 2022 (Sat)
Category
--- (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
85 Minutes
Language
Silent / Chinese and English Subtitle
Director
Ernst Lubitsch
Cast
Florence Vidor, Monte Blue, Marie Prevost
Synopsis
In his second Hollywood film, Ernst Lubitsch adapts Lothar Schmidt’s play Only a Dream into a wickedly funny and progressive comedy of manners. A neglected and pathologically unfaithful wife sets her sights on seducing her best friend’s new husband. Her professor husband hires a private detective to investigate her, and the results prove chaotically witty. Inspired by Chaplin’s A Woman of Paris (1923), this merry-go-round of marital misunderstandings maneuvered through jealousy, infidelity and sexuality see his inventive comic sensibility and artfullyconstructed direction elevate to new heights. Lubitsch would go on to remake the film in 1932 with George Cukor, as the talkie One Hour with You.

In his second Hollywood film, Ernst Lubitsch adapts Lothar Schmidt’s play Only a Dream into a wickedly funny and progressive comedy of manners. A neglected and pathologically unfaithful wife sets her sights on seducing her best friend’s new husband. Her professor husband hires a private detective to investigate her, and the results prove chaotically witty. Inspired by Chaplin’s A Woman of Paris (1923), this merry-go-round of marital misunderstandings maneuvered through jealousy, infidelity and sexuality see his inventive comic sensibility and artfullyconstructed direction elevate to new heights. Lubitsch would go on to remake the film in 1932 with George Cukor, as the talkie One Hour with You.

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