Mata Hari

An extraordinarily fortunate film in la Moreau, but Richard turns all things to account. What Browning does with Transylvanian slowness in Dracula Richard does with Parisian alacrity, follow the line.

“Only bankruptcy can save the Comédie-Française.” Screenplay Truffaut (story with the director), music Delerue.

Je suis javanaise, donc je suis neutre.”

The student of Lubitsch is richly evident, the rationale for German victory comes from Ninotchka.

A triumph for Les Films du Carrosse.

Tom Milne found the romance and “Richard’s plodding direction” objectionable (Time Out), he is seconded in this by Halliwell’s Film Guide, “a rather unnecessary revamp” (citing the Monthly Film Bulletin to much the same effect).