Based on Offenbach’s version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s supernatural triptych,The Tales of Hoffmann puts to music the story of a hapless poet who always falls in love with the wrong woman: a mechanical doll, a Venetian courtesan and a dying singer, manipulated by the sinister Dr Miracle. With dazzling camera and special effects, The Tales of Hoffmann is not a filmed opera, but a version created especially for cinema, whose scenic effects and dazzling camera work were a major inspiration to both Scorsese and Romero.


Country: United Kingdom

Year: 1951

Duration: 2hr 07

Version: English, with French subtitles

Cast & Credits

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Cast: Robert Rounseville, Pamela Brown, Moira Shearer