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Director:
Writers:
Arthur Schnitzler (play)
Jacques Natanson (adaptation) ...
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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 »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
"We can pretend it is night...and no one can see us but ourselves." 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)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La ronde" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
97 min | 110 min (1989 restored version) | West Germany:89 min (video)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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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:
Oh du lieber AugustinSee more »

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"We can pretend it is night...and no one can see us but ourselves.", 5 July 2014
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

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 happy/sad 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, which comes off rather precious). Moments remain magical, even though a detached undercurrent runs throughout, eventually turning the characters into bemused mannequins. ** from ****

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