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Lady L (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 17 December 1965 (UK)
Lady L. is an elegant, elderly lady who recalls the past loves and lusty adventures she has lived through.

Director:

Peter Ustinov

Writers:

Romain Gary (novel), Peter Ustinov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophia Loren ... Lady Louise Lendale / Lady L
Paul Newman ... Armand Denis
David Niven ... Dicky, Lord Lendale
Marcel Dalio ... Sapper (as Dalio)
Cecil Parker ... Sir Percy
Philippe Noiret ... Ambroise Gérôme
Jacques Dufilho Jacques Dufilho ... Bealu
Eugene Deckers ... Koenigstein
Daniel Emilfork ... Kobeleff
Hella Petri Hella Petri ... Madam
Jean Wiener Jean Wiener ... Krajewski
Roger Trapp Roger Trapp ... L'inspecteur de police Dubaron
Jean Rupert Jean Rupert
Joe Dassin Joe Dassin ... Un inspecteur de police
Jacques Legras 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!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | France | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Laidi L. See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ironically, Peter Ustinov later became present at an assassination himself. That of India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984. See more »

Quotes

Dicky, Lord Lendale: My sister Lettice likes to light small fires on the buildings. Specially when they are full of people. She tried it at Buckingham Palace once during the garden party. Luckily, it always rains in that day.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with MGM's 1956-57 logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Natalie Wood (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

La Marseillaise
(uncredited)
Music and Words by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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To Hell with Lady L
26 January 2010 | by macpet49-1See all my reviews

First, I am a fan of Loren's but never when she plays ladies! She belongs in the world of Fellini and Italia. She is Mother Earth, the masses, Roma after the war. She has no business playing women courting royalty. She looks like a gay man playing a woman in these pictures that Hollywood and Pinewood placed her. I'm just sorry she didn't realize it herself, but I'm assuming she did some for money and others for friends like Ustinov. The distressing thing is everyone else is awful around her as well. These films like 'A Countess from Hong Kong' 'The Millionairess' all exhibit this yearning for the upper classes which I find detestable. It is anti human. She behaves and nothing is more boring than watching Loren behave! Gone are the tirades in Italian that endear her to us all, the larger than life gestures that say, "Pay attention, I'm talking here, and I represent the people!" It's sad that she finally became this caricature of a fine lady and lost her humanness. BTW, Paul Newman played Paul Newman in this.


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