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Lola Montes

Lola Montes

Lola Montes

1955 / 116min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: MAX OPHULS

CAST: MARTINE CAROL, PETER USTINOV, ANTON WALBROOK, OSKAR WERNER, IVAN DESNY

Ophüls’s final film before his early death at age 54, and his first in widescreen and color, which makes one yearn to see what else he might have yet been able to do. The title’s famous courtesan (Martine Carol) has been reduced to working as a circus attraction for ringmaster Peter Ustinov, nightly reliving her famous affairs with Franz Liszt and Bavaria’s King Leopold I, which are realized in opulent, garish storybook flashbacks.