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Jul 16, 2021

Dave's first Summer in France Special Subject is devoted to two lesser-known Max Ophüls movies starring Edwige Feuillère that were made just before the Nazis occupied France and Ophüls fled to Hollywood, Sans lendemain (1939) and De Mayerling à Sarajevo (1940). We consider the two films in light of those dire circumstances and Ophüls' oeuvre, arguing that they deserve more attention--especially the beautifully shot, noirish Sans lendemain (There's No Tomorrow), with its creatively suicidal heroine.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:                  SANS LENDEMAIN (1939) [dir. Max Ophuls]

0h 44m 28s:                  DE MAYERLING A SARAJEVO (1940) [dir. Max Ophuls]                                


* Marvel at our meticulously ridiculous Complete Viewing Schedule for the 2020s

* Intro Song: “Sunday” by Jean Goldkette Orchestra with the Keller Sisters (courtesy of The Internet Archive)

* Read Elise’s latest film piece on Preston Sturges, Unfaithfully Yours, and the Narrative role of comedic scapegoating.

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