Sadly, it was poorly received when it first debuted, and huge cuts were made to the film in order to try to win it an audience. Much of this footage was considered lost, but recent discoveries have allowed for most of Ophüls’s original film to be presented. Audiences will watch as Montes, played with class and poise by Martine Carol, recounts her storied life and loves with the cream of Europe, her brutal marriage at a young age to a drunken beast, and the dark rewards of her dancing career. Montes was a one-of-a-kind person and Ophüls delivered a one-of-a-kind film.
Houston, TX 77005
Category: Movie Theaters
Region: Kirby-West U
7 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7315 or visit mfah.org. $9.
Mon., Nov. 25, 7 p.m., 2013