Max Ophuls’ opulent melodrama was made in Italy just after his enforced exile from Nazi Germany. Its female protagonist Gaby Doriot (played by Italian actress Isa Miranda) is a film star and femme fatale who, under anaesthetic, looks back at her destructive past and the lives she has ruined. Unashamedly romantic, Ophuls’ richly observed study of the beautiful and glacial Gaby is marked by the gliding camerawork that would become the signature of his later work.
- Max Ophüls
- Isa Miranda, Memo Benassi, Tatyana Pavlova, Friedrich Benfer, Franco Coop, Lamberto Picasso, Nelly Corradi, Mario Ferrari, Mattia Sassanelli, Luigi Barberi, Gildo Bocci, Andrea Checchi, Achille Majeroni, Alfredo Martinelli, Egisto Olivieri
- 97 min