Plot – Few years before World War, Moscow's government sends three agents to Paris to sell the jewels of Grand Duchess Swana, but she opposes and tasks her lover Count Leon to prevent the selling. Leon makes the agents forget the jewels, introducing them to the Parisian delights. Ninotchka, a Soviet beautiful inspector, comes to Paris to control them.
All actors – Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi, Sig Ruman, Felix Bressart, Alexander Granach, Gregory Gaye, Rolfe Sedan, Edwin Maxwell, Richard Carle, Dorothy Adams, Monya Andre, Nino Bellini, Wilda Bennett, Symona Boniface, Frederika Brown, Emilie Cabanne, George Davis, Paul Ellis, Fred Farrell, Frank Fletcher, Bess Flowers, Mary Forbes, Jody Gilbert, Lawrence Grant, Jennifer Gray, Winifred Harris, Ray Hendricks, William Irving, Hans Joby, Charles Judels, Armand Kaliz, Ernst Lubitsch, Peggy Moran, Sandra Morgan, Lucille Pinson, Albert Pollet, Frank Reicher, Constantine Romanoff, Alexander Schoenberg, Harry Semels, Tamara Shayne, Florence Shirley, George Sorel, Edwin Stanley, Kay Stewart, George Tobias, Jacques Vanaire, Ellinor Vanderveer, Paul Weigel, Elizabeth Williams, Marek Windheim, Wolfgang Zilzershow all
“Ninotchka” Quotes 27 quotes
“- Pere Mathieu - Cafe Owner: Madame, if you don't think about food, what do you think about?
- Nina Ivanovna Yakushova aka Ninotchka: The future of the common people.
- Pere Mathieu - Cafe Owner: That's also a question of food.”
“The morning after always looks grim if you happen to be wearing last night's dress.”
“Oh, that Burganoff. You never know if he's on his way to the washroom or the secret police.”
“- Nina Ivanovna Yakushova aka Ninotchka: Must you flirt?
- Count Leon d'Algout: Well, I don't have to, but I find it natural.”
“- Nina Ivanovna Yakushova aka Ninotchka: It's funny to look back. I was brought up on goat's milk. I had a ration of vodka in the army, and now champagne.
- Count Leon d'Algout: From goats to grapes. That's drinking in the right direction.”
“- Nina Ivanovna Yakushova aka Ninotchka: We don't have men like you in my country.
- Count Leon d'Algout: Thank you.
- Nina Ivanovna Yakushova aka Ninotchka: That is why I believe in the future of my country.”
“A Russian! I love Russians! Comrade, I've been fascinated by your five-year plan for the last fifteen years.”
“- Nina Ivanovna Yakushova aka Ninotchka: What have you done for mankind?
- Count Leon d'Algout: Not so much for mankind... for womankind, my record isn't quite so bleak.”
“It's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.”
“- Count Leon d'Algout: What kind of a girl are you, anyway?
- Nina Ivanovna Yakushova aka Ninotchka: Just what you see. A tiny cog in the great wheel of evolution.
- Count Leon d'Algout: You're the most adorable cog I've ever seen.”
“- Count Leon D'Algout: Do you like me just a little bit?
- Nina Ivanovna Yakushova aka Ninotchka: Your general appearance is not distasteful.”
“How can such a civilization survive which permits their women to put things like that on their heads?”
“- Count Leon d'Algout: Well, just smile.
- Nina Ivanovna Yakushova aka Ninotchka: At what?
- Count Leon d'Algout: At anything. At the whole ridiculous spectacle of life. At people being so serious, taking themselves pompously, exaggerating their own importance. If you can't think of anything else to laugh at, you can laugh at you and me.”
“- Comrade Iranoff: The service in this hotel is terrible! See! Nobody comes...nobody pays any attention. That's freedom.
- Comrade Buljanoff: That's bad management.”
“This man is very old. You shouldn't make him work. He looks sad. Do you whip him? The day will come when you'll be free. Go to bed, little father.”
“Don't make an issue of my womanhood.”
“Love is a romantic designation for a most ordinary biological - or, shall we say, chemical - process. A lot of nonsense is talked and written about it.”
“- Nina Ivanovna Yakushova aka Ninotchka: Raw beets and carrots.
- Pere Mathieu - Cafe Owner: Madame, this is a restaurant, not a meadow.”