Plot & Details
Black Tights is a filmed ballet anthology divided into four all-dance episodes. "The Diamond Cruncher" spotlights Ziza Jeanmaire as a lady mobster who gives up her life of crime for the love of a good man. "Cyrano de Bergerac" stars Roland Petit (who also choreographed) as Cyrano and Moira Shearer as Roxanne; its music was composed by Marius Constant, of Twilight Zone fame. "A Merry Mourning" finds Cyd Charisse flittering her way into a deadly romantic triangle. And "Carmen," starring Jeanmaire once more, is the old story, danced rather than sung to the music of Bizet. Both the French and English-language versions of Black Tights are narrated by Maurice Chevalier.
- Genre(s): Art and Experimental,Documentary,Special Interest
- Run Time: 126min.
- DVD Release Date: 04/25/2000
- Distributor(s): British Lion Films
- Director(s): Terence Young
- Starring: Zizi Jeanmaire , Cyd Charisse , Moira Shearer , Roland Petit , Dick Sanders
- Tone: Bright,Fanciful,Stylized
- Keywords: ballet-dance, dance [art], gangster, love, love-triangle, romance, stage-show
- Language: English