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La Ronde (1950)
"La ronde" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  16 March 1954 (USA)
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An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900. A soldier meets an eager young lady of the evening. Later he has an affair with a young lady, who becomes ... See full summary »

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Anton Walbrook ...
Raconteur - le meneur de jeu
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Léocadie, la prostitutée
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Franz, le soldat
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Marie, la femme de chambre
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Alfred, le jeune homme
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Emma Breitkopf, la femme mariée
Fernand Gravey ...
Charles Breitkopf, son mari
Odette Joyeux ...
Anna, la grisette
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Robert Kuhlenkampf, le poète
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Charlotte, le comédienne
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An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900. A soldier meets an eager young lady of the evening. Later he has an affair with a young lady, who becomes a maid and does similarly with the young man of the house. The young man seduces a married woman. On and on, spinning on the gay carousel of life. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A Wonderful Merry-Go-Round of Love With Eleven Stars

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Drama | Romance

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16 March 1954 (USA)  »

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La ronde  »

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Max Ophuls and his co-scenarist, Jacques Natanson, added one more character to the ten in Schnitzler's play: an unnamed, godlike figure, played by Anton Walbrook. See more »

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Remade as Nine Lives (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Der Reigen
Music by Oscar Straus
Lyrics by Kurt Feltz
French Lyrics by Louis Ducreux
Sung by Anton Walbrook (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
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"We can pretend it's night...and no one can see us but ourselves."
11 June 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Dreamily tongue-in-cheek romantic concoction dips back lovingly into the past (Venice, 1900) to travel through the circular realm of love's finest hours, connecting and sweeping up its players in a carousel of lighthearted whimsy. Dashing Anton Walbrook is a singing, cigarette-smoking master of ceremonies, one who appears to perceive the art of loving as a nostalgic pastime. Max Ophüls directed and co-adapted Arthur Schnitzler's play "Reigen", and his touch is valentine-fresh while viewing love through a rose-colored crystal ball. The sadly happy theme music by Oscar Straus compliments the phony-theatrical backdrop, and in the beginning there are some very sweet and funny couplings. Unfortunately, the film is overlong and seems preconceived to attract attention with its ensemble star cast (everyone gets their moment in the spotlight); it also comes off rather precious. Moments remain magical, even though a detached undercurrent runs throughout, turning the characters into bemused mannequins. ** from ****


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