The Tales of Hoffmann

by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger 1h52min United Kingdom 1951
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Film details

The Tales of Hoffmann
by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

While waiting for Stella to conclude her performance in the opera house next door, Hoffman recounts his 3 tragic loves: Olympia the mechanical doll, Giulietta the courtesan, and Antonia the young consumptive.

Status of the VoD copy

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Moira Shearer : Stella / Olympia
  • Ludmilla Tcherina : Giulietta
  • Ann Ayars : Antonia
  • Léonide Massine : Spalanzani / Schlemil / Franz
  • And with: Frederick Ashton, Pamela Brown, Robert Rounseville, Robert Helpmann, Lionel Harris, Mogens Wieth, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger


  • Director Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
  • Original work author Dennis Arundell, Jules Barbier
  • Photo director Christopher Challis
  • Set Design Hein Heckroth
  • Costume Design Hein Heckroth, Ivy Baker
  • Editing Reginald Mills
  • Production Compagny British Lion Films Corporation, London Film Productions, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger Productions, The Archers
  • Distributor Studiocanal

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1951
  • Release date for France06/22/1951
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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