51. Ernst Lubitsch
NINOTCHKA, SHOP AROUND THE CORNER, HEAVEN CAN WAIT, TROUBLE IN PARADISE
A German expatriate who fled the Nazi regime, Lubitsch had a flare for comedy unparalleled at his time. His movies were known for perfectly balancing tragedy and comedy, a talent that became known as “the Lubitsch touch.” For those who haven’t discovered him yet, Lubitsch will be a surprising delight for younger film enthusiasts.
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