Ninotchka script
Ninotchka (1939)
Synopsis: A no-nonsense diplomat of the Soviet Union, Nina Ivanovna "Ninotchka" Yakushova (Greta Garbo) arrives in Paris to ensure the sale of jewels seized during the Russian Revolution. Meanwhile, carefree bachelor Count Leon d'Algout (Melvyn Douglas) attempts to intercept the valuables on behalf of their former owner, the Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire). Despite their conflicting allegiances, the icy Ninotchka soon warms to Leon's charms, reluctantly going against her better judgment.

BULJANOFF:

(weakening)

I still say our place is with the

common people, but who am I to

contradict Lenin? Let's go in.

All three start to leave the taxi, as we

DISSOLVE TO:

LOBBY -- HOTEL CLARENCE -- AT THE DESK

Buljanoff, Iranoff, and Kopalski are approaching the Manager,

their only suitcase carried by two of them.

KOPALSKI:

Are you the manager?

MANAGER:

(eyeing the three

suspiciously)

Yes.

KOPALSKI:

Pardon me for introducing Comrade

Iranoff, member of the Russian Board

of Trade.

MANAGER:

(bowing with strained

politeness)

Monsieur.

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Melchior Lengyel

Melchior Lengyel (12 January 1880 – 23 October 1974) was a Hungarian writer, dramatist, and film screenwriter. more…

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