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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

This was the first of the many English-language films made by French star Phillipe Noiret. However, although he spoke English extremely well, he was dubbed in this movie (by his director, Peter Ustinov). See more »

Quotes

Lady Louise Lendale: You can't write my story, Percy, precisely because it's too moral to be accepted by society.
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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

Etude révolutionnaire
in C flat minor" (uncredited)
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
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Strangely Compelling Absurdist Farce
20 April 2001 | by aromatic-2See 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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