The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Rated NR 133 minutes 2015

Newly restored version of the 1951 Powell and Pressburger classic, based on the 1881 opera by Jacques Offenbach. An anthology of fantastic and romantic adventures, recounted by the fableist Hoffmann (Robert Rounseville) and featuring Moira Shearer (The Red Shoes), Ludmilla Tchérina, and Ann Ayars. The film has been singled out by both Martin Scorsese and George A. Romero as a major influence on their own work.

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Director: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Writer: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Dennis Arundell and Jules Barbier

Cast: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchérina, Pamela Brown, Robert Helpmann and Léonide Massine

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