The Tales of Hoffmann1951

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The Tales of Hoffmann
Directed by:
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

"The Tales of Hoffmann" (also known as "Racconti di Hoffmann, I") is an Adventure/Romance/Fantasy/Musical film directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, and written by Michael Powell and Jules Barbier (libretto), released on April 04 of 1951 in the USA . Moira Shearer is starring, alongside Ludmilla Tchérina, Anne Ayars, Pamela Brown, Léonide Massine and Robert Helpmann.

Who is the director of "The Tales of Hoffmann":

The Tales of Hoffmann was directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Michael Powell was an English director, writer, producer, and actor. Before making The Tales of Hoffmann, he had directed Gone to Earth, released in 1950, The Elusive Pimpernel (1950), The Red Shoes (1948), Black Narcissus (1947), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), and 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945). Since, Michael Powell directed The Wild Heart, released in 1952, Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955), The Battle of the River Plate (1956), Ill Met by Moonlight (1957), Luna de miel (1959), and Peeping Tom (1960).

Emeric Pressburger was an author, screenwriter, producer, director, and actor. Before directing The Tales of Hoffmann, he had directed Gone to Earth, released in 1950, The Elusive Pimpernel (1950), The Red Shoes (1948), Black Narcissus (1947), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), and 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945). Since, Emeric Pressburger directed The Wild Heart, released in 1952, Twice Upon a Time (1953), Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955), The Battle of the River Plate (1956), Ill Met by Moonlight (1957).

When was "The Tales of Hoffmann" released:

The Tales of Hoffmann was initially released on Wednesday, April 04, 1951, in the United States. Another film released on Wednesday, April 04, 1951 is I Can Get It for You Wholesale (dir. Michael Gordon). This was sixty-eight (68) years ago.

It has been released on Thursday, May 17, 1951 in the United Kingdom; Friday, June 22, 1951 in France; Friday, August 31, 1951 in Germany and on Friday, March 14, 1952 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "The Tales of Hoffmann":

At the casting of The Tales of Hoffmann we find Moira Shearer, previously seen in The Red Shoes (1948); Ludmilla Tchérina (The Red Shoes (1948)); Anne Ayars (Reunion in France (1942), Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942)) [ more... ]

  • Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tchérina, Léonide Massine, Robert Helpmann and Edmond Audran can be seen in The Red Shoes, released in 1948.
  • Ludmilla Tchérina and Léonide Massine also worked together in Luna de miel, released in 1959.
  • Robert Helpmann and Pamela Brown can both be seen in One of Our Aircraft Is Missing, released in 1942.

What is the Storyline of "The Tales of Hoffmann":



In a tavern in Nuremberg, the young Hoffmann (Robert Rounseville) tells three stories of past loves (played by Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tchérina, and Ann Ayars). He recounts the stories during the interval of a ballet, which stars his new love Stella (also played by Shearer). Léonide Massine and Robert Helpmann have roles in each story.

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