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The Earrings of Madame De... (1953)

Madame de... (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama , Romance | 19 July 1954 (USA)
The diamond earrings of a French aristocrat, a wedding gift from her husband, cause a series of conflicts as they change hands repeatedly.

Director:

Max Ophüls

Writers:

Louise de Vilmorin (novel), Marcel Achard (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Paul Azaïs ... Le premier cocher
Josselin Josselin
Hubert Noël Hubert Noël ... Henri de Maleville
Lia Di Leo Lia Di Leo ... Lola
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Storyline

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

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It was her vanity that destroyed her. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | Turkish

Release Date:

19 July 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Earrings of Madame De... See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Paul Thomas Anderson, who finds the directors work to be such an influence on his own work, recorded and introduction to the film on the Criterion release See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Baron Fabrizio Donati: Will we meet again?
Comtesse Louise de...: Certainly. Fate is on our side.
Baron Fabrizio Donati: I'm not so sure! My name is Fabrizio Donati!
Comtesse Louise de...: [riding away in a carriage] And I am Madame de...
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Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Einmal im Leben ...(L'amour m'emporte)
music: Oscar Straus
lyrics: Robert Gilbert & Armin Robinson
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One of my all-time favourite movies!!!!
4 June 2004 | by french-ingenue17See all my reviews

It's a movie I discovered 10 years ago, and I instantly fell in love with it. The romantic aspect of the movie was really jaw-breaking, and I couldn't keep admiring the incredible acting by the Danielle Darrieux/Charles Boyer/Vittorio de Sica trio. I was blown away by the powerful but slow and yet fast love between Danielle Darrieux's character and Vittorio de Sica's, by their beautiful intimacy and passion during the ballroom scenes, by the extremely romantic yet elegant love scene, and also the incredible twist the plot took just because of a pair of earrings!!! A must see!! It's such a shame though that the movie is underrated though it's a classic!! It deserves its place in French movie industry along Marcel Carné's, Jean Renoir's and François Truffaut's classics!!


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