Christine (1958 film)

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Original movie poster
Directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit
Written by Pierre Gaspard-Huit
Georges Neveux
Hans Wilhelm
Based on novel by Arthur Schnitzler (Novel)
Starring Romy Schneider
Alain Delon
Micheline Presle
Jean-Claude Brialy
Music by Georges Auric
Release dates
Running time
100 minutes
Country France, Italy
Language French
Box office 2,848,858 admissions (France)[1]

Christine is a 1958 film, based on the novel Liebelei by Arthur Schnitzler. The film was directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit and the title character was played by Romy Schneider. The cast included Alain Delon as a young lieutenant.

Schnitzler's play had been filmed in 1933 by Max Ophüls as Liebelei, starring Romy Schneider's mother, Magda Schneider.[2]


In 1906 Vienna, a young lieutenant (Alain Delon) has an affair with a married baroness but decides to put an end to it when he meets Christine (Romy Schneider), a musician's daughter. It ends tragically when the Colonel learns his wife had this affair.



  1. ^ Box office information for film at Box Office Story (French)
  2. ^ "By Way of Report: Mr. Chayefsky's 'Night' – The Heckart 'Spell'" by Howard Thompson. The New York Times (1923–current file) 14 September 1958: X9.

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