The 1939 film Ninotchka starred Greta Garbo as a Russian envoy (Nina ‘Ninotchka’ Yakushova) sent to Paris to curb the excesses of fellow Russians there and once there she meets the ‘corrupter’ of these Russians, Count Leon d’Algout, played by Melvyn Douglas.
In 1930, Greta Garbo’s first talking picture (Anna Christie) was released and the headlines exclaimed, “Garbo Talks!”. In 1939 the headlines exclaimed “Garbo Laughs!” for Ninotchka.
She’s dead serious in the movie until the moment in the picture above and it’s quite delightful to see that thaw, in that scene and what comes after. The scene when she is all dressed up and a little drunk after a party is just pure class! The movie is really worth a watch if you ever come across it.