Lubitschs Geliebte: Angel USA 1937, R: Ernst Lubitsch mit Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas, 91 Min, OV
Marlene Dietrich als Frau eines erfolgreichen Diplomaten ist leicht frustiert von ihrem Eheleben. Da trifft sie auf einen ehemaligen Liebhaber. Lubitsch als Meister der Ellipsen, es wimmelt von Andeutungen und Lubitsch setzt ganz auf die Suggestionskraft der Zuschauer. François Truffaut: „Im Lubitsch-Emmentaler ist jedes Loch genial.“
Lord Frederick Barker is the British representative to the League of Nations. Current geopolitical tensions, which could lead to war if not dealt with, have him preoccupied with work, he more often than not feeling the need to deal with issues rather than delegate them to subordinates. As such, his wife, Lady Maria Barker, is feeling neglected, Frederick, totally devoted to and in love with his wife, unaware of her feelings. While he is in Geneva for work, she secretly flies to Paris under an assumed name to deal with her emotions with her old friend, the Grand Duchess Anna Dmitrievna formerly of Russia, the only person in Paris who knows her true identity. The Grand Duchess' general role in her social circle is to facilitate good times for others, with unspoken discretion. It is at the Grand Duchess' salon that Maria meets playboy Anthony Halton. While spending the evening together, Maria and Tony fall in love with each other, with Maria, under the circumstances, refusing to divulge.