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Louise de Vilmorin (novel)
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Release Date:
19 July 1954 (USA) See more »
The most intriguing love story of the year! See more »
In the Paris of the late 19th century, Louise, wife of a general, sells the earrings her husband gave... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Charles Boyer ... Général André de...

Danielle Darrieux ... Comtesse Louise de...

Vittorio De Sica ... Baron Fabrizio Donati

Jean Debucourt ... Monsieur Rémy

Jean Galland ... Monsieur de Bernac

Mireille Perrey ... La Nourrice
Paul Azaïs ... Le premier cocher
Hubert Noël ... Henri de Maleville
Lia Di Leo ... Lola
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madeleine Barbulée ... Une amie de Madame de... (uncredited)
Charles Bayard ... Un convive (uncredited)
Jacques Beauvais ... Un majordome (uncredited)

Gérard Buhr ... Le douanier (uncredited)
Jean Degrave ... Le clubman (uncredited)
Claire Duhamel ... La demoiselle de compagnie (uncredited)
Guy Favières ... Julien (uncredited)
Émile Genevois ... Un soldat (uncredited)
Serge Lecointe ... Jérome Rémy (uncredited)
Franck Maurice ... Un témoin (uncredited)

Daniel Mendaille ... Un passant (uncredited)
Albert Michel ... Le second cocher du baron (uncredited)
Robert Moor ... Un diplomate (uncredited)
Max Mégy ... Un domestique (uncredited)
Georges Paulais ... Le premier témoin du duel (uncredited)
Léon Pauléon ... Un huissier (uncredited)
Colette Régis ... Vendeuse de cierges (uncredited)
Louis Saintève ... Un passant (uncredited)
Michel Salina ... Un témoin (uncredited)
Germaine Stainval ... L'ambassadrice (uncredited)
Jean Toulout ... Le doyen du corps diplomatique (uncredited)
Roger Vincent ... Le second témoin du duel (uncredited)
Georges Vitray ... Vieux reporter (uncredited)
Léon Walther ... L'administrateur (uncredited)
René Worms ... Un convive (uncredited)

Directed by
Max Ophüls 
Writing credits
Louise de Vilmorin (novel)

Marcel Achard  screenplay &
Max Ophüls  screenplay &
Annette Wademant  writer

Marcel Achard (dialogue)

Produced by
Ralph Baum .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Oscar Straus 
Georges Van Parys 
Cinematography by
Christian Matras 
Film Editing by
Borys Lewin 
Production Design by
Jean d'Eaubonne 
Costume Design by
Georges Annenkov 
Rosine Delamare 
Makeup Department
Carmen Brel .... makeup artist
Production Management
Henri Baum .... production manager (as H. Baum)
Ralph Baum .... production manager (as R. Baum)
André Hoss .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Maurette .... first assistant director
Willy Picard .... first assistant director
Art Department
Maurice Barnathan .... set dresser
Sound Department
Antoine Petitjean .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Alain Douarinou .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Georgette Fillon .... wardrober
Other crew
Francine Corteggiani .... script girl
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Madame de..." - France (original title)
"The Earrings of Madame De..." - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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105 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

Max Ophüls was a close personal friend of Louise de Vilmorin, author of the novella on which this film is based.See more »
Continuity: When the general gives the earrings to Lola on the train, she is crying and has her little bag on her lap. In the next cut, the bag is on the table.See more »
Général André de...:Napoleon was only wrong twice in his life: at Waterloo, and when he said, "The only victory in love is to flee."See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cosmos (2015)See more »
Einmal im Leben ...(L'amour m'emporte)See more »


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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Madame de....., 7 December 2012
Author: Muhammad Mouse from Saudi Arabia

A woman's constant lying leads to first humorous, then tragic consequences.

Though not as dazzling as Ophuls' greatest works, 'La Ronde' & 'Le Plaisir', this more conventional romantic melodrama still has his magic fingerprints all over it & is a joy to behold. The acting of all three leads is simply immaculate (witness the scene in the railway carriage as a couple part - the hesitancy, expectancy, the kiss at last upon just the hand... just sublime).

Seldom, if ever, have I seen the affairs of the human heart portrayed so compassionately, & with so little judgement or blame. I am so glad to have finally discovered the films of Max Ophuls.

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