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
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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 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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Cast

Martine Carol Lola Montes
Peter Ustinov Circus Master
Henri Guisol Horseman Maurice / Horsema Maurice
Lise Delamare Mrs. Craigie, Lola's mother / Lola's Mother
Oskar Werner Student
Ivan Desny Lieutenant Thomas James / Leutnant James
Will Quadflieg Franz Liszt
Werner Finck Wisböck, The artist / Maler Wisböck
Carl Esmond Doctor
Friedrich Domin Circus Manager
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Max Ophüls

Writers

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

Cast

Martine Carol Lola Montes
Peter Ustinov Circus Master
Henri Guisol Horseman Maurice / Horsema Maurice
Lise Delamare Mrs. Craigie, Lola's mother / Lola's Mother
Oskar Werner Student
Ivan Desny Lieutenant Thomas James / Leutnant James
Will Quadflieg Franz Liszt
Werner Finck Wisböck, The artist / Maler Wisböck
Carl Esmond Doctor
Friedrich Domin Circus Manager
Paulette Dubost Josephine, The maid
Béatrice Arnac Circus Rider
Germaine Delbat Stewardess
Héléna Manson Lieutenant James' Sister
Jacqueline Canterelle Friend of conductor
Jacques Fayet Steward
Jean Galland Private Secretary
Anton Walbrook Ludwig I, King of Bavaria / Ludwig I. von Bayern
Ady Berber Bulgakov
Margarete Haagen Anna

Producers

Editors

Madeleine Gug, Jacqueline Sadoul, Adolf Schlyssleder

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