La Ronde
La Ronde (1950)

An exercise in style, La Ronde was one of the few films of the 1950s to contain overtly sexual themes. The story is a series of character vignettes, set in Vienna in the early 1900s and held together by a narrator (Anton Walbrook). As the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1950
DVD Release Date: September 16, 2008
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Josh Larsen

In what it means to do - capture the first rush of attraction - La Ronde has few screen equals.

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Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

Each vignette conforms to a tight, outgrowing pattern, so that they each have equal weight, even if Danielle Darrieux's first segment is the one that lingers in the mind.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[Ophuls'] most characteristic movie (a good one to start with for beginners).

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Emanuel Levy

max Ophuls's merry-go-round narrative, based on Schnitzler's famous play, is exquistely directed and played by best actors of Frenhc cinema: Darriuex, Signoret, Barrault.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Never seems more than whimsical.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Elegant and lighter than air, La Ronde is a delightful treat.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... a film of sparking wit, visual grace, continental sophistication and elegant poise.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Visually brilliant, innovatively told drama.

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Gabe Leibowitz

Charming as can be, but with a dark underbellly that belies it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Cindy I
A sexy and charming film by Max Ophuls about the circle of love, symbolized by a carousel. Anton Walbrook is a narrator of sorts, or maybe a one-man chorus, who… More
Stella Dallas
a lovely dance where partners are constantly changing. i can't really imagine this as an american film, especially in 1950!
Dimitris Springer
The blooming interactions of couples,romantic,idealistic,majestic.Fragmentary affairs,juxtapositions in lifelong particles.The question is,do we really accept… More