The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
Release : 1951-04-04
Genre : Fantasy, Music, Romance, Adventure
Runtime : 127 minutes
Company : Vega Film Productions, The Archers
Cast : Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tchérina, Pamela Brown, Léonide Massine, Ann Ayars, Robert Helpmann
Language : en
Descriptions The Tales of Hoffmann
You Will Never See Anything Finer On The Screen!
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.