IMDb > La Ronde (1950)
La ronde
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

La Ronde (1950) More at IMDbPro »La ronde (original title)

Photos (See all 9 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.7/10   3,077 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Arthur Schnitzler (play)
Jacques Natanson (adaptation) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for La Ronde on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
16 March 1954 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Wonderful Merry-Go-Round of Love With Eleven Stars
Plot:
An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900. A soldier meets an eager young lady of the evening... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A series of pleasant encounters!! See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Anton Walbrook ... Raconteur - le meneur de jeu

Simone Signoret ... Léocadie, la prostitutée

Serge Reggiani ... Franz, le soldat

Simone Simon ... Marie, la femme de chambre

Daniel Gélin ... Alfred, le jeune homme

Danielle Darrieux ... Emma Breitkopf, la femme mariée
Fernand Gravey ... Charles Breitkopf, son mari
Odette Joyeux ... Anna, la grisette

Jean-Louis Barrault ... Robert Kuhlenkampf, le poète

Isa Miranda ... Charlotte, le comédienne

Gérard Philipe ... Le comte
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Clarieux ... Le brigadier sur le banc (uncredited)
Paulette Frantz ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jean Landier ... Minor Role (uncredited)
René Marjac ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Marcel Mérovée ... Toni (uncredited)
Jean Ozenne ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert Vattier ... Le professeur Schüller (uncredited)
Jacques Vertan ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles Vissières ... Le concierge du théatre (uncredited)

Directed by
Max Ophüls 
 
Writing credits
Arthur Schnitzler (play "Reigen")

Jacques Natanson (adaptation) and
Max Ophüls (adaptation)

Jacques Natanson (dialogue)

Produced by
Ralph Baum .... producer
Sacha Gordine .... producer
 
Original Music by
Oscar Straus  (as Oscar Strauss)
 
Cinematography by
Christian Matras 
 
Film Editing by
Léonide Azar 
 
Production Design by
Jean d'Eaubonne 
 
Costume Design by
Georges Annenkov 
 
Makeup Department
Carmen Brel .... makeup artist (as Carmen Brelle)
 
Production Management
Renée Bardon .... unit production manager
Ralph Baum .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Aboyantz .... assistant director
Paul Feyder .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Marc Frédérix .... assistant production designer
Alfred Marpaux .... assistant production designer
Charles Merangel .... set designer
Henri Vergnes .... set designer (as Vergne)
 
Sound Department
Pierre-Louis Calvet .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernest Bourreaud .... assistant camera (as E. Bourreuad)
Jean-François Clair .... still photographer
Alain Douarinou .... camera operator
Sam Levin .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Gromtseff .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Suzanne Rondeau .... assistant editor (as S. Rondeau)
 
Music Department
Joe Hajos .... music adaptor
 
Other crew
Grégoire Geftmann .... administration director
Lucie Lichtig .... script girl
Noel Mouton .... production secretary (as Noèle Mouton)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La ronde" - France (original title)
See more »
Runtime:
97 min | 110 min (1989 restored version) | West Germany:89 min (video)
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Max Ophuls shot the picture entirely in the studio.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Der ReigenSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
A series of pleasant encounters!!, 20 October 2013
Author: pruthvishrathod from India

If we look at every particular story, this is just like any other romantic movie. But seeing it as a whole makes it a grand & poetic romantic charmer. Story is set in Vienna,1900. Starts with a street hooker falling for a young soldier and then begins a humorous chain of romantic affairs going through various personnel of different classes until the end of the circle. Every love affair is basically somewhat superficial and illegitimate in some aspect too. But the masterful story-telling of Max Ophuls don't let us think about anything else. The sets,music adds up into its mood of romance. The flowery conversations between the characters are like treat. Movie's main strength is its narration. Anton Walbrook brilliantly does that job. It flows through time and place, the narrator is all-knowing so there is no boundary in the story. He brilliantly appears in different looks and serves as a charming guide in this endless journey. Every character has its own personality, and within very small time they leave their mark. Affairs of different classes & professionals are brilliantly combined in the tremendously romantic city of Vienna. It is surprising how a movie entirely shot in one studio gives a ride through a whole city of different time and place. Overall this is a fascinating cycle of love, definitely worth going through. If you are in a bad mood, this movie can be a possible cure. Spellbinding and enormously pleasant.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (28 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for La Ronde (1950)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Is that Isa Miranda's Real Voice ??? moondog-8
DVD version asturley
Criterion September 2008 colvinis
UK re-release date? Kiasan
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Children of the Century Circle of Love Chéri Madame Bovary Damage
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb France section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.