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Arthur Schnitzler (play)
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Release Date:
16 March 1954 (USA) See more »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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This movie has a lot more to say than the obvious. See more (31 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Anton Walbrook ... Raconteur

Simone Signoret ... Léocadie

Serge Reggiani ... Franz

Simone Simon ... Marie

Daniel Gélin ... Alfred (as Daniel Gelin)

Danielle Darrieux ... Emma Breitkopf

Fernand Gravey ... Charles Breitkopf
Odette Joyeux ... Anna

Jean-Louis Barrault ... Robert Kuhlenkampf

Isa Miranda ... Charlotte

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  (as Max Ophuls)
Writing credits
Arthur Schnitzler (play "Reigen")

Jacques Natanson (adaptation) and
Max Ophüls (adaptation) (as Max Ophuls)

Jacques Natanson (dialogue)

Original Music by
Oscar Straus  (as Oscar Strauss)
Cinematography by
Christian Matras 
Film Editing by
Léonide Azar  (as Azar)
Production Design by
Jean d'Eaubonne  (as D'Eaubonne)
Costume Design by
Georges Annenkov  (as G. 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 (as M. Frederix)
Alfred Marpaux .... assistant production designer (as Marpaux)
Charles Merangel .... set designer (as Merangel)
Henri Vergnes .... set designer (as Vergne)
Sound Department
Pierre-Louis Calvet .... sound (as Pierre Calvet)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernest Bourreaud .... assistant camera (as E. Bourreuad)
Jean-François Clair .... still photographer (as J.F. Clair)
Alain Douarinou .... camera operator
Sam Levin .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Gromtseff .... assistant costume designer (as Mme. Gromtseff)
Editorial Department
Suzanne Rondeau .... assistant editor (as S. Rondeau)
Music Department
Joe Hajos .... music adaptor
Other crew
Grégoire Geftmann .... administration director
Sacha Gordine .... presenter
Lucie Lichtig .... script girl
Noel Mouton .... production secretary (as Noèle Mouton)
Crew believed to be complete

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  • RCA  sound system

Additional Details

Also Known As:
93 min | 110 min (1989 restored version) | West Germany:89 min (video)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:PG | Australia:A (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Italy:(Banned) (original rating) | Italy:VM16 (re-rating) (cut) (1958) | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (1990) | UK:A (1982) | UK:X (1951) (cut) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (f)

Did You Know?

Max Ophüls shot the picture entirely in the studio.See more »
Continuity: Around 01:08:47, the woman is sitting at left of the piano. Around 01:09:18, she's sitting front of it.See more »
Raconteur:[First lines] And me? What part do I play in this story of "la ronde"? The author? An accomplice? A passer-by? I am you. That is, any one of you. I'm the personification of your desire to know everything.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Eclipse (1994)See more »
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
This movie has a lot more to say than the obvious., 11 October 2006
Author: ngambi1 from United States

Yes, this movie is based on overt sexual tendencies; there is no argument there. What is so amazing about this movie is the cinematography. Ophuls created so many sweeping shots, so well, using only a camera on a track. This is an amazing feat. Also this movie echoes a lot of Freud. Remember, Ophuls is German and certainly read Freud during his life.

One of Freud's greatest works involving psychoanalysis is parapraxes, or slips of the tongue. In La Ronde, parapraxes play a major role, for parapraxes also apply to misplacement of items (and people). For every love, there is another lover. Freud would say that no matter how much you love your partner, there is a better partner for you out there. A partner that the second you see, you will become instantly infatuated with. La Ronde does an excellent job of this.

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