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A.k.a.
The Earrings of Madame de...
Year
1953
Runtime
105 min.
Director
Max Ophüls
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
6,654
Checks
2,649
Favs
266
Dislikes
17
Favs/checks
10.0% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
16:1
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  1. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    An altogether classy affair from Max Ophuls, immaculately shot, intelligently written and featuring great performances from Charles Boyer as a possessive cold-hearted General and the very beautiful Danielle Darrieux as his manipulative wife who sells her husband's wedding gift of a pair of diamond earrings to clear her debts and increasingly gets caught up in her own lies when she falls in love with another man. Brilliant. 8 years ago
  2. armyofshadows's avatar

    armyofshadows

    A great film. The most essential Ophuls. 6 years 11 months ago
  3. greenhorg's avatar

    greenhorg

    Madame De...: The title of this movie, with the ellipses, is pronounced "Madame duuuuuuhh" (It's even spoken out loud during the film!) 8 years 2 months ago
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