madame-de

Sun 26 Apr

Madame de…

Cert. U

Classics

The Earrings of Madame de...

100 mins

in French with English subtitles

France | 1953 | b&w | dir. Max Ophüls, with Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer, Mireille Perrey

Ophüls’ sumptuous tale of adultery in Belle Epoque Paris revolves around a pair of earrings. The wife of a wealthy general, the Countess Louise, sells secretly the earrings given by her husband on their wedding day to pay off debts, and finds herself involved in an chain of many tragic misunderstandings.

As part of French Leading Ladies. This week: Danielle Derrieux in Madame de…

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