• The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

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Release Date: February 8th, 2004

DVD Release Date: November 22nd, 2005

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
In this film adaptation of the Offenbach opera, a young poet named Hoffman (Robert Rounseville) broods over his failed romances. First, his affair with the beautiful Olympia (Moira Shearer) 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 (Robert Helpmann). Lastly, a magic spell claims the life of his final lover.

Cast: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Robert Helpmann, Ludmilla Tcherina, Ann Ayars, Pamela Brown

Director: Michael Powell , Emeric Pressburger

Genres: Musical

Production Co: The Archers