Lady L. is an elegant, elderly lady who recalls the past loves and lusty adventures she has lived through.

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Cast

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Armand Denis
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Dicky, Lord Lendale
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Sapper (as Dalio)
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Sir Percy
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Ambroise Gérôme
Jacques Dufilho ...
Bealu
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Koenigstein
Daniel Emilfork ...
Kobeleff
Hella Petri ...
Madam
Jean Wiener ...
Krajewski
Roger Trapp ...
L'inspecteur de police Dubaron
Jean Rupert
Joe Dassin ...
Un inspecteur de police
Jacques Legras ...
Un inspecteur de police
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Storyline

Today Lady Louise Lendale is 80 years old and she tells her long time admirer, British poet Sir Percy, all about her eventful life. In the beginning, she was a young laundress working in "Le Mouton Bleu", a renowned Paris whorehouse. There, she met Armand, both a charming man and a bomb-throwing anarchist, and it wasn't long before she became his mistress. One day while Armand was away in Switzeland, working for a revolutionary movement aiming to murder a Russian prince, Louise met the second man in her life,, a British Lord she soon called Dicky. The latter offered to marry her. In exchange, he would save Armand from the police's grip. She accepted on the condition she could still see Armand... Written by Guy Bellinger

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If anyone can handle three men...it's Loren!

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17 December 1965 (UK)  »

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More than thirty years after this film's release, director Peter Ustinov reflected that the romantic aspects of the story hadn't really worked, because his stars, Sophia Loren and Paul Newman, had strongly disliked each other. See more »

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Referenced in The Sinister Monk (1965) See more »

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Strangely Compelling Absurdist Farce
20 April 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Ustinov has imbued this "sleeper" with an outrageously twisted sense of humour, and Loren celebrates every nuance of its irreverent edges. She is as marvelous as the ancient dowager worshipped by Cecil Parker as she is as the irrepressible Corsican laundress who falls for anarchist Newman but never loses her sense of the absurdity of man. What a treat!


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