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The Tales of Hoffmann

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This spectacular film version of Offenbach's opera begins with the poet Hoffmann watching a dragon-fly ballet. He is in love with Stella, the prima ballerina. She reawakens memories of former loves and to a group of students in a tavern he recalls three adventures. starring
Robert Rounseville Moira Shearer
Robert Helpmann Leonide Massine
The voices of: BRUCE DARGAVEL, MONICA SINCLAIR DOROTHY BOND, GRAHAME CLIFFORD
MURRAY DICKIE , MARGHERITA GRANDI OWEN BRANNIGAN , JOAN ALEXANDER
Conductor SIR THOMAS BEECHAM , with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Choreography by FREDERICK ASHTON
Produced and directed by MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER Films: page 105

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Rounseville
Unknown: Moira Shearer
Unknown: Robert Helpmann
Unknown: Leonide Massine
Unknown: Sinclair Dorothy
Unknown: Grahame Clifford
Unknown: Murray Dickie
Unknown: Margherita Grandi
Unknown: Owen Brannigan
Conductor: Joan Alexander
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Choreography By: Frederick Ashton
Directed By: Michael Powell
Hoffmann: Robert Rounseville
Lindorf / Coppelius / Dapertutto /Dr Miracle: Robert Helpmann
Nicklaus: Pamela Brown
Stella/Olympia: Moira Shearer
Kleinzack/Cochenille: Frederick Ashton
Spalanzani/Schlemil/Franz: Leonide Massine
Giulietta: Ludmilla Tcherina
Antonia: Ann Ayars
CrespeI: Mogens Wieth

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