The Earrings of Madame de... (1953) - Plot Summary Poster

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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 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>


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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