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TALES OF HOFFMANN. For the opera, see J. Offenbach citation for The Tales of Hoffmann.


Richard Oswald, dir. Germany: Union, 1914. Silent.

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, dir., script. Frederick Ashton, choreographer. Thomas Beecham, music dir. UK: London (Lippert), 1951. 138 min. (Maltin [1989] cites a version cut to 118 min.) "Based on the opera by Jacques Offenbach with libretto by Jules Babier and Michel Carré, based on their play derived from stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann" (q.v. under Fiction).

Film/TV: Ballet

In the "Olympia" Category, ". . . Hoffmann falls in live with a life-like dancing doll, but she is destroyed" (Walt Lee[1]). See also, Coppélia entries for the ballets.

RDE, Title, 23Aug19