The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Fantasy, Romance, Music & Musical
2h 7min
Age rating


Moira Shearer
Stella / Olympia
Léonide Massine
Spalanzani / Schlemil / Franz
Robert Helpmann
Lindorf / Coppelius / Dapertutto / Dr. Miracle
Frederick Ashton
Kleinsach / Cochenille


In this film adaptation of the Offenbach opera, a young poet named Hoffman broods over his failed romances. First, his affair with the beautiful Olympia is shattered when he realizes that she is really a mechanical woman designed by a scientist. Next, he believes that a striking prostitute loves him, only to find out she was hired to fake her affections by the dastardly Dapertutto. Lastly, a magic spell claims the life of his final lover.

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