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Lady L (1965)

 -  Comedy  -  17 December 1965 (UK)
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Lady L. is an elegant, elderly lady who recalls the past loves and lusty adventures she has lived through.

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Armand Denis
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Dicky, Lord Lendale
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Sapper (as Dalio)
Cecil Parker ...
Sir Percy
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Ambroise Gérôme
Jacques Dufilho ...
Bealu
Eugene Deckers ...
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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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 two men...it's Loren

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The film was originally intended as a comedy vehicle for Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, and Sir Ralph Richardson with George Cukor as its director. A personality conflict occurred between Lollobrigida and Cukor contributed to the film being aborted. See more »

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S is for Sophia, L is for Lady.
28 June 2014 | by (Oakland, California) – See all my reviews

Shortly after winning her 1961 Oscar for her harrowing portrayal of a woman struggling to protect her daughter from the ravages of war-torn occupied Italy during the Second World War (some closest to Loren insist the film is semi-autobiographical) in "Two Women", Loren ably demonstrated to the critics of the world that she could not only handsomely dress a set but could be a force to reckon with as a serious actress. That being said, she was off to the races, figuratively speaking, selecting her next projects, again, "ably" assisted by her producer husband Carlo Ponti ("Doctor Zhivago"). It's not too surprising that she would choose a film in a lighter more comedic vein, for, just as every comic longs to play Shakespeare, every serious actor enjoys slipping on a banana peel every now and then. The ever versatile Peter Ustinov (two time Oscar winner, "Spartacus", "Topkapi") wrote and directed, adapting Romain Gary's novel to the screen with characteristic flare and panache, and, has a minor stint in the film as a befuddled crowned head of some remote principality or other, the target of a would-be assassin's bullet that of her anarchist husband Paul Newman (also, an Oscar winner, "The Color of Money"), and, wooed and romanced by her all too understanding entitled affluent husband (yep, you guessed it, yet another Oscar winner, "Separate Tables") David Niven. Personally, I'm a sucker for sumptuous elegant films and "Lady L" is mounted on fairly lavish scale, albeit, those exteriors and interiors which were obviously filmed on locations elsewhere, as well as, period costumes which are both stunning and ravishing to gawk at especially as worn by the curvaceous Loren.


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