Lady L

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Lady L
Directed by Peter Ustinov
Produced by Carlo Ponti
Screenplay by Peter Ustinov
Starring Sophia Loren
Paul Newman
David Niven
Music by Jean Françaix
Cinematography Henri Alekan
Edited by Roger Dwyre
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • 17 December 1965 (1965-12-17)
Running time 117 minutes
Country France
United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $2.7 million (est. US/ Canada rentals)[1]

Lady L is a 1965 comedy film based on the novel by Romain Gary and directed by Peter Ustinov. The film stars Sophia Loren, Paul Newman, David Niven and Cecil Parker,[2] and it focuses on an elderly Corsican lady recalls the loves of her life, including a Parisian aristocrat and an anarchist.


The film was a co-production between France, Italy and the United Kingdom. Castle Howard in Yorkshire was used for the shooting of some scenes.



  1. ^ "Big Rental Pictures of 1966", Variety, 4 January 1967 p 8
  2. ^