About

In France of the late 19th century, the wife of a wealthy general, the Countess Louise, sells the earrings her husband gave her on their wedding day to pay off debts; she claims to have lost them. Her husband quickly learns of the deceit, which is the beginning of many tragic misunderstandings, all involving the earrings, the general, the countess, & her new lover, the Italian Baron Donati.

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Directed by

Max Ophüls

Written by

Max Ophüls (Screenplay)
Annette Wademant (Writer)
Marcel Achard (Screenplay)

Runtime

105 minutes

Country

Italy, France

Language

French

Tagline

It was her vanity that destroyed her.

Cast

Keywords

debt 19th century italian countess earring

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#120 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White