Directors MORE DIRECTORS CHECKLIST SERIES - Volume #443 - Le Cinema du MAX OPHULS

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Volume #443 - Max Ophuls


The Lovers of Montparnasse (1958) (uncredited)
Lola Montez (1955) (longer German version)
Lola Montès (1955) (French version)
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
Le Plaisir (1952)
La Ronde (1950)
The Reckless Moment (1949)
Caught (1949)
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
The Exile (1947)
From Mayerling to Sarajevo (1940)
L'École des Femmes (1940)
Without Tomorrow (1939)
Werther (1938)
Yoshiwara (1937)
Comedy of Money (1936)
Ave Maria (1936)
Tender Enemy (1936)
Valse Brillante de Chopin (1936)
Divine (1935)
La Signora di Tutti (1934)
Liebelei - Une histoire d'amour (1933) (French version)
Liebelei (1933) (uncredited) (German version)
The Laughing Heirs (1933)
Man Stolen (1933)
The Bartered Bride (1932)
I'd Rather Have Cod Liver Oil (1931)
The Company's in Love (1931)
 

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Max Ophuls
May 6, 1902 - Mar 25, 1957

The Lovers of Montparnasse (1958) (uncredited)
Lola Montez (1955) (longer German version)
Lola Montès (1955) (French version)
(Own the Blu)
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
(Own the DVD)
Le Plaisir (1952)
(Own the DVD)
La Ronde (1950)
(Own the DVD)
The Reckless Moment (1949)

Caught (1949)
(Own the DVD)
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

The Exile (1947)

From Mayerling to Sarajevo (1940)

L'École des Femmes (1940)
Without Tomorrow (1939)
Werther (1938)

Yoshiwara (1937)

Comedy of Money (1936)
Ave Maria (1936)
Tender Enemy (1936)

Valse Brillante de Chopin (1936)
Divine (1935)
La Signora di Tutti (1934)
Liebelei - Une histoire d'amour (1933) (French version)
Liebelei (1933) (uncredited) (German version)
The Laughing Heirs (1933)

Man Stolen (1933)
The Bartered Bride (1932)

I'd Rather Have Cod Liver Oil (1931)
The Company's in Love (1931)

Seen 14
Own 5
 

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1. Letter From an Unknown Woman - A (one of the greats)
2. La Ronde - B+
3. The Earrings of Madame de... - B+
4. Le Plaisir - B
5. Lola Montes - B
(One of Fassbinder's top 10)
 

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Brook,

Letters From an Unknown Woman, The Reckless Moment, Le Plaisir and Earrings of Madame De... were all just released to DVD in R2 with nice transfers...some of which might be coming my way in my next DVD trade with you-know-who!
 

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[COLOR= #000000]Lola Montès (1955) (French version) - 6/10[/COLOR]

The Earrings of Madame de... (1953) - 8/10
Le Plaisir (1952) - 7/10
La Ronde (1950) - 9/10


The Reckless Moment (1949) - 7/10
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) - 8/10
Liebelei (1933) - 9/10

 
 

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[SIZE= 14px]MAX OPHULS (1902 - 1957)[/SIZE]


The Lovers of Montparnasse (1958)

Lola Montès (1955)

The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)

Le Plaisir (1952)

La Ronde (1950)

The Reckless Moment (1949)

Caught (1949)

Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

The Exile (1947)

Mayerling to Sarajevo (1940)

L'École des Femmes (1940)
There's No Tomorrow (1939)

Werther (1938)
Yoshiwara (1937)
The Trouble with Money (1936)
Ave Maria (1936)
The Tender Enemy (1936)

Valse Brillante de Chopin (1936)
Divine (1935)
Everybody's Woman (1934)

Liebelei (1933)

Love Story (1933)
Laughing Heirs (1933)

Man Stolen (1933)
The Bartered Bride (1932)
I'd Rather Have Cod Liver Oil (1931)
The Company's in Love (1931)
 

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The Reckless Moment ***

Letter from An Unknown Woman ***

Le Plaisir ***
Madame de... ****
Lola Montes ***

 

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In order of merit:


1.The Earrings Of Madame De... (1953) ****
2.Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948) ****
3.La Ronde (1950) ****
4.Lola Montès (1955) ***1/2
5.The Reckless Moment (1949) ***1/2
6.Everybody's Woman (1934) ***1/2
7.Caught (1949) ***
8.Le Plaisir (1952) ***
9.The Exile (1947) **1/2
10.Werther (1938) **1/2
11.The Tender Enemy (1936) **1/2



I've caught almost all of these wonderful films in the mid-1990s thanks to a lengthy retrospective shown on late-night Italian TV (in their original language but with forced Italian subtitles); unfortunately, I missed out on 4 more Ophuls titles around that same time - LIEBELEI (1932), YOSHIWARA (1937), THERE'S NO TOMORROW (1939) and FROM MAYERLING TO SARAJEVO (1940).

I would have already picked up the 4 Second Sight R2 DVDs currently available were it not for the fact that they are still rather expensive and that Criterion are said to be working on some of his films.
 

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Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

From Mayerling to Sarajevo (1940)


Seen 4
Own 1
 

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