Lola Montès [videorecording] / A Janus Film presentation ; une co-production, Gamma Films, Florida Films, Union Films ; Gamma-Film présente ; un film de Max Ophuls ; d'après un roman de Cecil Saint Laurent ; scènario de Max Ophuls ; adaptation de Annette Wademant et Max Ophuls ; dialogue de Jacques Natanson ; producteur délégué, Albert Caraco.

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2009.
Criterion collection; 503
The Criterion collection ; 503
2 videodiscs (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([24] p. : ports. ; 19 cm.).
Saint-Laurent, Cécil, 1919-2000 -- Film adaptations.
Montez, Lola, 1818-1861.
Courtesans -- France -- Drama.
Circus performers -- Drama.
Circus -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Romance films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Biographical films.
Motion pictures, French.
French dialogue, English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC ; region 1; Dolby Digital stereo., restored High-Definition digital transfer.
The life of a young woman who was a showgirl, had affairs with kings, became a courtesan, and traveled the world trying to fit in. Charts the course of Montès's scandalous past through the invocations of the bombastic ringmaster of the American circus where she has ended up performing.
Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henry Guisol, Lise Delamare, Paulette Dubost, Oskar Werner, Ivan Desny, Will Quadflieg, Friedrich Domin, Héléna Manson.
Cinematographer, Christian Matras ; editor, Madeleine Gug ; music, Georges Auric.
Based on the novel by Cécil Saint-Laurent.
Aspect ratio 2.55:1.
DVD release of the 1955 motion picture.
"Les Films du Jeudi"--Container.
"La Cinémathèque française"--Container.
Special features: Disc one: Audio commentary featuring Max Ophuls scholar Susan White; theatrical re-release trailer from Rialto Pictures. Disc two: "Max Ophuls ou le plaisir de tourner:" a 1965 episode of the French television program Cinéastes de notre temps, featuring interviews with many of Ophuls's collaborators; "Max by Marcel:" a new documentary by Marcel Ophuls about his father and the making of Lola Montès; silent footage of martine Carol demonstrating the various hairstyles in Lola Montés. Booklet features an essay by critic Gary Giddins.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James A. Crawford Memorial Fund.
Ophuls, Max, 1902-1957. , Director, Screenwriter, Adapter
Caraco, Albert. , Producer
Natanson, Jacques, 1901-1975. , Screenwriter
Wademant, Annette, 1928- , Adapter
Carol, Martine, 1920-1967. , Actor
Ustinov, Peter. , Actor
Walbrook, Anton, 1869-1967 , Actor
Guisol, Henri, 1904-1994 , Actor
Delamare, Lise. , Actor
Dubost, Paulette. , Actor
Werner, Oskar, 1922-1984 , Actor
Desny, Ivan. , Actor
Quadflieg, Will. , Actor
Domin, Friedrich, 1902-1961. , Actor
Manson, Héléna, 1898-1994. , Actor
Matras, Christian, 1903-1977. , Cinematographer
Gug, Madeleine, 1913-1971. , Editor
Auric, Georges, 1899-1983 , Composer
Saint-Laurent, Cécil, 1919-2000. , Author
Janus Films. , Producer
Gamma Films (Firm) , Producer
Florida Films (Company) , Producer
Union Film (Firm) , Producer
Films du Jeudi (Firm) , Producer
Cinémathèque française. , Producer
Criterion Collection (Firm) , Distributor
James A. Crawford Memorial Fund.
Publisher Number:
CC1865D Criterion Collection
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