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The Earrings of Madame De... ()

Madame de... (original title)
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The diamond earrings of a French aristocrat, a wedding gift from her husband, cause a series of conflicts as they change hands repeatedly.

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Général André de...
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Comtesse Louise de...
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Baron Fabrizio Donati
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Monsieur Rémy
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Monsieur de Bernac
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La Nourrice
Paul Azaïs ...
Le premier cocher
Josselin
Hubert Noël ...
Henri de Maleville
Lia Di Leo ...
Lola
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madeleine Barbulée ...
Une amie de Madame de... (uncredited)
Charles Bayard ...
Un convive (uncredited)
Jacques Beauvais ...
Un majordome (uncredited)
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Le douanier (uncredited)
Jean Degrave ...
Le clubman (uncredited)
Claire Duhamel ...
La demoiselle de compagnie (uncredited)
Guy Favières ...
Julien (uncredited)
Émile Genevois ...
Un soldat (uncredited)
Serge Lecointe ...
Jérome Rémy (uncredited)
Franck Maurice ...
Un témoin (uncredited)
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Un passant (uncredited)
Albert Michel ...
Le second cocher du baron (uncredited)
Robert Moor ...
Un diplomate (uncredited)
Max Mégy ...
Un domestique (uncredited)
Georges Paulais ...
Le premier témoin du duel (uncredited)
Léon Pauléon ...
Un huissier (uncredited)
Colette Régis ...
Vendeuse de cierges (uncredited)
Louis Saintève ...
Un passant (uncredited)
Michel Salina ...
Un témoin (uncredited)
Germaine Stainval ...
L'ambassadrice (uncredited)
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Le doyen du corps diplomatique (uncredited)
Roger Vincent ...
Le second témoin du duel (uncredited)
Georges Vitray ...
Vieux reporter (uncredited)
Léon Walther ...
L'administrateur (uncredited)
René Worms ...
Un convive (uncredited)

Directed by

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Max Ophüls

Written by

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Louise de Vilmorin ... (novel)
 
Marcel Achard ... (screenplay) &
Max Ophüls ... (screenplay) &
Annette Wademant ... (writer)
 
Marcel Achard ... (dialogue)

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Ralph Baum ... producer (uncredited)

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Oscar Straus
Georges Van Parys

Cinematography by

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Christian Matras

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Borys Lewin

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Jean d'Eaubonne

Costume Design by

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Georges Annenkov
Rosine Delamare

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Carmen Brel ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Henri Baum ... production manager (as H. Baum)
Ralph Baum ... production manager (as R. Baum)
André Hoss ... unit manager

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Marc Maurette ... first assistant director
Ulrich Picard ... first assistant director (as Willy Picard)

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Maurice Barnathan ... set dresser

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Antoine Petitjean ... sound

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Alain Douarinou ... camera operator

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Georgette Fillon ... wardrober

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Francine Corteggiani ... script girl
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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Gioielli di Madame de ... (Italy)
  • The Earrings of Madame De... (United States)
  • The Earrings of Madame De... (World-wide, English title)
  • Senyora de... (Spain, Catalan title)
  • I agnostos kyria (Greece)
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  • 105 min
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Trivia Charles Boyer often fought with Max Ophüls about his character's motives. Ophüls one day during rehearsal broke down and said "Enough! His motives are he is written that way!" Boyer never asked him again and decided to play his character as being omnipotent in all his scenes. 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Une histoire seule (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Einmal im Leben ...(L'amour m'emporte) See more »
Quotes Comtesse Louise de...: [praying for her lover who is about to go on a duel with her husband] Save him, dear saint. You know that we were guilty in thought only. And what are thoughts? Will you save him, my dear saint? I thank you in advance. Blessed be your name in heaven as on earth. Amen.
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