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Specter of the Rose (1946)

 -  Music | Thriller  -  5 July 1946 (USA)
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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 ... 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
George Shdanoff ...
Kropotkin
Billy Gray ...
Jack Jones
Juan Panalle ...
Jibby
Lew Hearn ...
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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Spectre of the Rose  »

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Trivia

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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Connections

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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Saw the movie in 1946, at 16, and still remember it.
11 December 2001 | by (San Diego Cal.) – See all my reviews

I agree that it has been shelved and not appreciated. The love scenes are better totally than todays bare all... you were in the room and at the table.. it should be revived. The ballet is made very real, and the people become part of the whole scene, even if you don't care for the ballet or understand it, you will get into this movie. As I said it is an unforgettable movie and should also be shown in cinema classes as an example of great writing and directing.


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