The Tales of Hoffmann

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The Tales of Hoffmann ★★½ 1951

A ballet-opera consisting of three stories by Jacques Offenbach covering romance, magic and mystery arising out of a poet's misadventures in love. Lavishly designed and highly stylized. 138m/C VHS, DVD . Robert Rounseville, Robert Helpmann, Moira Shearer; D: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.