‘CAUGHT’ (1949) 🇺🇸.
Director: Max Ophüls
Cinematographer: Lee Garmes
Watching for the first time, back to back, Max Ophüls’ film noirs. The only two he would make in the US under tight studio budgets n time constraints. They are remarkable productions considering. Film noir is a favourite genre and I’ve watched a fair few in my time. Ophüls really knew how to play to its fatalist mood.
Max Ophüls worked with Orry-Kelly on ‘Caught’. An Oscar-winning costume designer from the Golden Age Of Hollywood. During his career in films, Orry-Kelly dressed numerous studio stars such as Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, Kay Francis and Ingrid Bergman. He was hired by Billy Wilder to create Marilyn Monroe's dresses on ‘Some Like It Hot’ and he was the artist behind Rosalind Russell's kaleidoscope wardrobe in ‘Auntie Mame’.
💬 Franzi Kartos (Curt Bois): Some darlings never know when they’re well-off.
Leonora Eames (Barbara Bel Geddes): No, but give them time, Franzi, and they’ll find out.