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  • In the Paris of the late 19th century, Louise, wife of a general, sells the earrings her husband gave her as a wedding gift: she needs money to cover her debts. The general secretly buys the earrings again and gives them to his mistress, Lola, leaving to go to Constantinople. Where an Italian diplomat, Baron Donati, buys them. Back to Paris, Donati meets Louise... So now Louise discovers love and becomes much less frivolous.

    - Written by Yepok
  • In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in Paris, the futile Countess Louise is spending too much money and decides to sell the valuable earrings her wealthy husband, General André, gave to her in their wedding to the jeweler Mr. Rémy to pay her debts. Then she lies to her husband telling that she has lost them in the theater. When the general resolves to call the police, Mr. Rémy visits his client and discloses the truth about the earrings. General André secretly buys the earrings again and gives to his mistress Lola that is moving to Constantinople. Lola gambles and loses, and needs to sell the earrings. The Italian diplomat Baron Fabrizio Donati sees the earrings in a window of a pawn shop, he buys them. Donati travels to Paris and meets Louise, and they become lovers. He gives the earrings to Louise and she tells another lie to her husband, telling that she found them in her drawer. Her little lies lead the lovers to a tragedy.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • In France of the late 19th century, the wife of a wealthy general, the Countess Louise, sells the earrings her husband gave her on their wedding day to pay off debts; she claims to have lost them. Her husband quickly learns of the deceit, which is the beginning of many tragic misunderstandings, all involving the earrings, the general, the countess, & her new lover, the Italian Baron Donati.

    - Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

Synopsis

Needing to pay debts Comtesse Louise de... (Danielle Darrieux) decides to sell off some of her personal property finding that the jewelry she likes the least is a pair of earrings her husband General André de...

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