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Flesh and Fantasy (1943)

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An anthology of three loosely connected occult tales, with ironic and romantic twists.

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Marshall Tyler (Episode 2)
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Paul Gaspar (Episode 3)
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Joan Stanley (Episode 3)
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Henrietta (Episode 1)
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Michael (Episode 1)
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Charles Winninger ...
King Lamarr (Episode 3)
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Rowena (Episode 2)
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Lady Pamela Hardwick (Episode 2)
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Dean of Norwalk (Episode 2)
Robert Benchley ...
Edgar Barrier ...
Stranger in Mask Shop (Episode 1)
David Hoffman ...
Davis (Framing Story)
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Two clubmen discuss the occult, introducing three weird tales: 1) Plain, bitter Henrietta secretly loves law student Michael. Then on Mardi Gras night, a mysterious stranger gives her a mask of beauty that she must return at midnight. 2) At a party, palmist Podgers makes uncannily accurate predictions, later telling skeptic Marshal Tyler that he will murder someone. The notion obsesses Tyler, with ironic consequences. 3) High wire artist Gaspar dreams of falling, then loses his nerve. He recognizes Joan from his dreams, and falls for her. Will any of his dreams, involving Joan and disaster, come true? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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29 October 1943 (USA)  »

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Six Destinies  »

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A fourth story was filmed but was cut from the final print; it was to open the film and the discovery of the drowned body was to link it to the mask story. The cut footage was expanded into a feature film, 1944's DESTINY. See more »

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A little correction, a little history.....
20 March 2007 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

The second of the three tales in this movie is, indeed, the strongest, and the most memorable.

Another reviewer wrote that Noel Coward wrote the second of the three mini-movies within this one movie. Not so!!! It was based on an 1891 Oscar Wilde tale called "The Crime of Lord Arthur Saville." Although both gentlemen were British, both writers, both gay, Coward was born at about the time Wilde was sentenced to jail and later died, so the times in which they lived were very different! Plus, obviously, their styles of writing are very different.

Just a little film history about the second tale:

made into a U.S. theatrical movie in 2006 ("First Snow"); made into a Russian TV movie ("Prestuplenie lorda Artura") in 1991; made into a French TV movie in 1968 ("Le Crime de Lord Arthur Saville"); made into a British TV movie in 1960; made into a U.S. TV episode of "Suspicion" in 1958; enfolded into a theatrical movie in the U.S. in 1943 ("Flesh and Fantasy") made into a theatrical movie in France in 1921 or 1922.

Enjoy!


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