The Tales of Hoffmann

Release Date:
Apr 4, 1951
Running Time:
2:18
Genre:
Musical
Director:
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast:
Moira Shearer Stella, Olympia and lady in Kleinsach ballet
Robert Rounseville Hoffmann
Robert Helpmann Lindorf, Coppelius, Dapertutto and Dr Miracle
Producers:
Michael Powell , Emeric Pressburger
Language:
English

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The Tales of Hoffmann

In this film adaptation of the Offenbach opera, a young poet named Hoffman broods over his failed romances. First, his affair with the beautiful Olympia is shattered when he realizes that she is really a mechanical woman designed by a scientist. Next, he believes that a striking prostitute loves him, only to find out she was hired to fake her affections by the dastardly Dapertutto . Lastly, a magic spell claims the life of his final lover.

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