La Ronde (1950)
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as The Master of Ceremonies
as Leocadie the Prostitute
as Franz the Soldier
as Marie the Maid
as Emma Breitkopf
as Charles Emma's Husband
as The Grisette
as Robert Kuhlenkampf
as The Actress
as The Count
as Prof. Schuller
as The Concierge
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Critic Reviews for La Ronde
The performers are as seductive as the script. It's quite an affaire.
In what it means to do - capture the first rush of attraction - La Ronde has few screen equals.
max Ophuls's merry-go-round narrative, based on Schnitzler's famous play, is exquistely directed and played by best actors of Frenhc cinema: Darriuex, Signoret, Barrault.
... a film of sparking wit, visual grace, continental sophistication and elegant poise.
Each vignette conforms to a tight, outgrowing pattern, so that they each have equal weight, even if Danielle Darrieux's first segment is the one that lingers in the mind.
Audience Reviews for La Ronde
A sexy and charming film by Max Ophuls about the circle of love, symbolized by a carousel. Anton Walbrook is a narrator of sorts, or maybe a one-man chorus, who leads us through a chain of events where one romance leads to another. This is the 2nd film with Walbrook that I've seen in as many months, and I finding that I enjoy his work a great deal. I'm not a fan of musicals, and when Walbrook started singing in the beginning, I was tempted to turn it off. I'm glad I didn't. Some clever dialogue and a fun scene where the carousel breaks down at the same time that one of the male characters has a...ummm..."equipment malfunction". He gets his groove back eventually, and the carousel begins working again. The film is filled with what seemed to be every known French actress working during that time...Simone Signoret, Simone Simon, Danielle Darrieux. Full of sexual situations (obviously French -- a Hollywood film made in 1950 would NEVER have been this racy and open), so watch it with someone you love.
The blooming interactions of couples,romantic,idealistic,majestic.Fragmentary affairs,juxtapositions in lifelong particles.The question is,do we really accept those 6 degrees of separation or the carousel will embrace us all.
a lovely dance where partners are constantly changing. i can't really imagine this as an american film, especially in 1950!
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