Lola Montès ★★★

D: Max Ophuls. Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Oskar Werner, Ivan Desny. Legendary film about beautiful circus performer and her effect on various men nonetheless suffers from Carol’s lack of magnetism in title role. Ophuls makes superb use of widescreen and color; the celebrated director’s last film. Aka THE SINS OF LOLA MONTES. CinemaScope.