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(Max Ophüls) In turn of the century Vienna, a dropped opera glass sparks instant romance between Magda Schneider (Romy’s mom) and philandering lieutenant Wolfgang Liebeneiner. But he’s got a duel date with aggrieved husband Gustaf Gründgens (real-life subject of Mephisto). Adapted from Schnitzler’s play. Approx. 88 min. 35mm.



“Ophuls’ lyrical direction and Franz Planer’s glistening photography create an evocative picture of old Vienna, with nocturnal sleigh rides through snowy woods an duels at twilight.”
– Leonard Maltin