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Max Ophuls

Director, Actor

Filmography (All Films)

 
LiebeleiLiebelei (1933)
Dir. Max Ophuls
Feat. Arthur Schnitzler
An early work from the German maestro of the tracking shot, whose tale of doomed romance between a young soldier and fraulein (taken from a play by…
Letter from an Unknown WomanLetter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Dir. Max Ophuls
Feat. Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan
Joan Fontaine waxes regretfully in a letter to her object of infatuation, a womanizing concert pianist (dishy Louis Jourdan) in late 19th Century…
CaughtCaught (1949)
Dir. Max Ophuls
Feat. Robert Ryan, Barbara Bel Geddes, James Mason
Noir–melodrama hybrid has half–mad millionaire Robert Ryan (a role based on Howard Hughes), wrapping Barbara Bel Geddes in the coils of a…
Reckless Moment, TheReckless Moment, The (1949) Aro Favourite
Dir. Max Ophuls
Feat. James Mason, Joan Bennett, Geraldine Brooks
Masterful suspenser in which concerned parent Joan Bennett covers up an apparent murder in order to protect her vulnerable daughter and…
La RondeLa Ronde (1950) Recommended
Dir. Max Ophuls
Feat. Anton Walbrook, Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani
A witty chronicle of circular love–affairs and seductions in 19th century Vienna. Lavish sets and extravagent spiralling camerawork complement…
Le PlaisirLe Plaisir (House Of Pleasure) (1952)
Dir. Max Ophuls
Feat. Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Simone Simon
Three tales by Guy de Maupassant go into this visually elegant treatise on the changing moods of love, youth and memory. The most successful…
Madame De...Madame De... (Earrings Of Madame De..., The) (1953) Recommended
Dir. Max Ophuls
Feat. Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica, Charles Boyer
Widely considered one of the dir.'s peak achievements, this gracefully and ironically traces a doomed menage–a–trois in 18th century…
Lola MontesLola Montes (1955) Recommended
Dir. Max Ophuls
Feat. Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook
The life of the famous 19th century courtesan provides the basis for this sophisticated portrayal of the capriciousness of fate, which leads to the…

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