Released in Paris in 1950, LA RONDE, though quickly hailed as one of Max Ophuls' greatest achievements, was kept from US shores for four years thanks to a judgment of "immoral" by the New York State censorship board. A merry-go-round of romance is detailed in episodic fashion as characters
drift from sequence to sequence, switching lovers as they go.
A young prostitute (Signoret) meets a soldier (Reggiani), who leaves her for a maid (Simon). The maid, however, soon meets another (Gelin), who seduces a wealthy married woman (Darrieux), whose husband is involved with a young worker (Joyeux). This woman in turn loves a poet (Barrault) in love
with an actress (Mira...