Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 26, 1954

The Earrings of Madame De (Franco-London; Arlan Pictures). Director Max Ophuls has drawn on the long European tradition, as if at a taproot through time, to nourish this dainty, completely artificial floret. It is a literary picture, plainly enough, but it is also not much less than a perfect one, a new cinema classic. Luckily, too, the classic should soon be fairly popular in the U.S., even though it is spoken in French (with English subtitles). Two of its players, Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux, are world-famed, and a third, Vittorio De Sica, is...

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