FADE IN ON:
one who doesn't belong in such surroundings. It is Comrade
Russian clothes, consisting of a coat with a fur collar, a
fur cap, and heavy boots.
by its magnificence. The Manager, puzzled by Buljanoff's
strange appearance, approaches him.
It is Comrade Iranoff.
Just looking around.
is by now dumfounded.
from the hotel, joins the group.
Comrades, why should we lie to each
other? It's wonderful.
Let's be honest. Have we anything
like it in Russia?
(agreeing with him)
No, no, no.
Can you imagine what the beds would
be in a hotel like that?
They tell me when you ring once the
valet comes in; when you ring twice
you get the waiter; and do you know
what happens when you ring three
times? A maid comes in -- a French
(with a gleam in his
Comrades, if we ring nine times...
let's go in.
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.