Starring Simone Signoret, Simone Simon and Anton Walbrook as the enigmatic master of ceremonies who guides us through a series of amorous encounters in 1900's Vienna. A soldier (Serge Reggiani) meets an eager young lady of the night and later has an affair with a young lady, who becomes a maid who then has an affair with the young master of the house. The young man then seduces a married woman and on and on spins on the gay carousel of romantic life...
Probably a great film if you could understand a word of it
- La Ronde review by JK
In the 21st century is it really still impossible to subtitle foreign films (or indeed any films needing them) so that people can actually read them?
This film was frustrating and we gave up half way through because the subtitles were totally unreadable. If the background is black there's not much point having black subtitles. Conversely, white ones printed over images of people crossing the desert or in snowy surroundings aren't much help either.
Sorry - it was a highly rated film in its day and was probably very good - we'll never know.