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The Tales of Hoffmann (4-Apr-1951)

Directors: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger

Writers: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger

From stories by: E. T. A. Hoffmann

From a play by: Dennis Arundel (English libretto); from Jules Barbier (French libretto)

Producers: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger

Keywords: Musical, Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ann Ayars
Actor
23-Jul-1918 27-Feb-1995 The Youngest Profession
Pamela Brown
Actor
8-Jul-1917 18-Sep-1975 Lust for Life
Moira Shearer
Dancer
17-Jan-1926 31-Jan-2006 The Red Shoes

CAST

Prologue
Robert Rounseville   ...   E. T. A. Hoffmann, a poet
Pamela Brown   ...   Nicklaus, his faithful friend
Robert Helpmann   ...   Councillor Lindorf
Moira Shearer   ...   Stella, prima ballerina
Philip Leaver   ...   Andreas, Stella's servant
Frederick Ashton   ...   Kleinzach
Moira Shearer   ...   His Lady-Love
Meinhart Maur   ...   Luther, of Luther's Tavern
Edmond Audran   ...   [Stella's ballet partner]
The Tale of Olympia
Moira Shearer   ...   Olympia, the doll
Robert Rounseville   ...   Hoffmann, as a young student
Robert Helpmann   ...   Coppelius, maker of magic spectacles
Leonide Massine   ...   Spalanzani, creator of automatons
Frederick Ashton   ...   Cochenille, half human half puppet
The Tale of Giulietta
Ludmilla Tcherina   ...   Giulietta, a courtesan
Robert Helpmann   ...   Dapertutto, her Satanic master
Robert Rounseville   ...   Hoffmann, now a man of the world
Leonide Massine   ...   Schlemil, lost his shadow and soul to Giulietta
Lionel Harris   ...   Pitichinaccio, a hunchback
The Tale of Antonia
Ann Ayars   ...   Antonia, young opera-singer, ill with consumption
[..Her Mother..]   ...   A famous opera-singer, now dead
Mogens Wieth   ...   Crespel, her father, a great conductor
Robert Rounseville   ...   Hoffmann, now a famous poet
Leonide Massine   ...   Franz, a deaf servant
Robert Helpmann   ...   Dr. Miracle, a daemonic physician

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