La Ronde (1950 film)

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La Ronde
Theatrical poster
Directed by Max Ophüls
Produced by Ralph Baum
Sacha Gordine
Screenplay by Louis Ducreux
Kurt Feltz
Jacques Natanson
Max Ophüls
Based on La Ronde 
by Arthur Schnitzler
Starring Simone Signoret
Narrated by Anton Walbrook
Music by Oscar Straus
Cinematography Christian Matras
Edited by Léonide Azar
Distributed by Commercial Pictures (US)
Release dates
  • 27 September 1950 (1950-09-27)
Running time
95 minutes
Country France
Language French

La Ronde is a 1950 film directed by Max Ophüls and based on Arthur Schnitzler's 1897 play of the same name. The title means "the round-dance".

The film was nominated for two Academy Awards; for Best Writing and Best Art Direction (Jean d'Eaubonne). [1]


It tells a series of stories about love affairs or illicit meetings involving a prostitute, a soldier, a chambermaid, her employer's son, a married woman, her husband, a young girl, a poet, an actress and a count. At the end of each encounter, one of the partners forms a liaison with another person, and so on.


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  1. ^ "NY Times: La Ronde". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 December 2008. 

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