Die verliebte Firma was Max Ophüls' first feature film. The story follows a movie crew who is filming a musical in a small and idyllic alpine village. After their temperamental leading lady... See full summary »
Herr Werther, a new magistrate to the Grand Duchy of Walheim who is a violinist and poet, seems to have fate on his side as he meets and pursues a beautiful local woman, Charlotte. But as ... See full summary »
Two ghosts attend an engagement party, unseen by the other guests. One ghost, Dupont, is the father of the bride-to-be. He looks back on his marriage to her mother. His wife Annette was ... See full summary »
It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband ... See full summary »
Barbara Bel Geddes,
Although Max Ophuls' works of that era are not highly praised
("Werther" "Sans Lendemain" "De Mayerling A Sarajevo") ,they
nevertheless bear the stamp of the director.These are all romantic
stories with doomed lovers,be they fictitious (the two first movies) or
historic (the latter)."Yoshiwara " was made in the studio and
reportedly in the Japanese Garden of the Porte de Saint-Cloud in
Paris(it was first intended to be filmed in Japan),and the lack of
means is obvious.
Rather listless in its first part ,this story of love between a geisha
and a Russian lieutenant features at least a great scene in the second
one: "the night at the opera" .There is a similar scene in "letters
from an unknown woman" when the lovers pretend they are traveling on a
magic train.Another equivalent is Edwige Feuillère's pilgrimage at the
ski resort in "Sans Lendemain".
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