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Specter of the Rose (1946)

Approved | | Music, Thriller | 5 July 1946 (USA)
Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one. Sanine is charming, if a little peculiar. Haidi, a ballerina, marries him. The ... See full summary »

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Michael Chekhov ...
Ivan Kirov ...
Andre Sanine
Viola Essen ...
Haidi
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Lionel Gans
Charles 'Red' Marshall ...
Specs McFarlan (as Charles Marshall)
George Shdanoff ...
Kropotkin (as George Shadnoff)
Billy Gray ...
Jack Jones
Juan Panalle ...
Jibby
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Mr. Lyons
Ferike Boros ...
Mamochka
Bert Hanlon ...
Margolies
Constantine ...
Alexis Bloom
Fred Pollino ...
Giovanni (as Ferdinand Pollina)
Polly Rose ...
Olga
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Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one. Sanine is charming, if a little peculiar. Haidi, a ballerina, marries him. The company takes its new production on tour. But Sanine's control seems to be slipping... Written by David Steele

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Ben Hecht appeared in a radio adaptation of the film for the series Inner Sanctum Mysteries on 8/19/1946. The script was adapted for radio by Robert Sloane. See more »

Quotes

Andre Sanine: Hug me with your eyes.
Haidi: I am.
Andre Sanine: Harder.
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Referenced in Baryshnikov: Live at Wolf Trap (1976) See more »

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Invitation to the Dance
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Music by Carl Maria von Weber
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Gives new meaning to the term "camp".
9 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

18 years before Susan Sontag defined "camp" in her famous 1964 essay, Ben Hecht fully realized its on screen possibilities with his "The Spectre and the Rose." Words fail entirely to capture the fruity tongue in cheek ineptitude here--it must be seen to be believed.

Judith Anderson, who looks like a fortune teller for a rural traveling carnival, is worth the whole price of admission. She utters lines like: "We've eaten caviar and we've eaten sawdust," but, oops, that was actually Joan Crawford's line from "Berserk," (which is, in many ways, cut from the same cloth.)

Well, anyway, you get the point.


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