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The tales of Hoffmann

The tales of Hoffmann / Jacques Offenbach ; British Lion Film Corp. ; Janus Films.
[Chicago, IL] : Home Vision, [1990?]

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Additional Authors
  • Arudell, Dennis Drew.
  • Powell, Michael, 1905-1990.
  • Shearer, Moira, 1926-2006.
  • Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986.
  • Pressburger, Emeric.
  • Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901.
  • Rounseville, Robert.
  • Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880.
  • Home Vision (Firm)
  • British Lion Film Corp.
  • Janus Films.
1 videocassette (125 min.) : sound, color; 1/2 in.
The Tales of Hoffmann are three stories of romance and the supernatural as told by the poet-hero, Hoffmann. The tales center on the poet's own misadventures in love, each affair foiled by an ever-present sinister figure.
Uniform Title
Tales of Hoffmann (Motion picture : 1951)
  • Feature films
  • Fiction films
  • Film adaptations
  • Opera films
  • Opera films.
  • Feature films.
  • Film adaptations.
  • Fiction films.
  • Opera – Feature.
  • Films d'opéra.
  • Adaptations cinématographiques.
  • Films de fiction.
  • Title on label: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The tales of Hoffman.
  • Presented by Janus Films and London Films. Released by Lopert Film Distributing Corporation.
  • Includes the 12 minutes cut from the original theatrical film produced at the London Film Studio and distributed by British Lion Film Corp. in 1951.
Credits (note)
  • English libretto by Dennis Arundell from the French text by Jules Barbier ; choreography by Federick Ashton ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
Performer (note)
  • Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tcherina, Pamela Brown, Leonide Massine, Robert Helpmann, Federick Ashton, Robert Rounseville ; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham ; The Sadler's Wells Chorus.
System Details (note)
  • VHS format.
  • 0780007441
  • 9780780007444
  • ocm28878277
  • 28878277
  • SCSB-1270976
Owning Institutions
Princeton University Library