Lola Montès

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Lola Montès is a visually ravishing, narratively daring dramatization of the life of the notorious courtesan and showgirl, played by Martine Carol. With his customary cinematographic flourish and, for the first time, vibrant color, Max Ophuls charts...read more

Lola Montès is a visually ravishing, narratively daring dramatization of the life of the notorious courtesan and showgirl, played by Martine Carol. With his customary cinematographic flourish and, for the first time, vibrant color, Max Ophuls charts the course of Montès’s scandalous past through the invocations of the bombastic ringmaster (Peter Ustinov) of the American circus where she has ended up performing. Ophuls’s final film, Lola Montès is at once a magnificent romantic melodrama, a meditation on the lurid fascination with celebrity, and a one-of-a-kind movie spectacle.

Original Release

12/23/1955

US Release

04/20/1969

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Directors

Max Ophüls

Writers

Peter Ustinov, Max Ophüls, Jacques Laurent, Annette Wademant, Jacques Natanson, Jean-Paul Le Chanois, Franz Geiger

Cast

Producers

Editors

Adolf Schlyssleder, Jacqueline Sadoul, Madeleine Gug

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