I just found that an early Max Ophuls film, Leibelei
(1933) has been posted on youtube in its entirety!
From what I have read, Ophuls' felt that the same themes and storytelling techniques influenced him throughout his life, but particularly when he made The Reckless Moment
, A Letter From an Unknown Woman
, and The Earrings of Madame de....
. As always, there is an acknowledgment of the fatal power of love (or what looks like love) as it comes and goes in the lives of the characters. Leibelei,
based on an Arthur Schnitzler story, begins below with English subtitles. I was surprised to see how many familiar Hollywood and internationally known actors appear in this movie, which was Ophuls next to last movie made in Germany before he was forced to flee to France and eventually America. Here is also a brief article
from Senses of Cinema about the film's "rich simplicity". Enjoy!: