Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger create a phantasmagoric marriage of cinema and opera in this one of a kind take on a classic story. In Jacques Offenbach's fantasy opera The Tales of Hoffman, a poet dreams of three women - a mechanical performing doll, a bejeweled siren, and the consumptive daughter of a famous composer - all of whom break his heard in different ways. Powell and Pressburger's feverishly romantic adaptation is a feast of music, dance, and visual effects, and one of the most exhilarating opera films ever produced.
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Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tchérina, Anne Ayars, Pamela Brown, Léonide Massine, Robert Helpmann, Frederick Ashton, Mogens Wieth, Robert Rounseville, Lionel Harris, Philip Leaver, Meinhart Maur, Edmond Audran, Dorothy Bond & Margherita Grandi