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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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Cast

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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
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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Very erotic and special film!
19 July 2002 | by (New York City, New York) – See all my reviews

This Ben Hecht film is one-of- a-kind. it's about the ballet world and might remind you a bit of The Red Shoes on a superficial level. However this film is quite different-more perverse and it contains some REALLY erotic dialogue between the young lovers--the wonderful Ivan Kirov and Viola Essen. Judith Anderson, Michael Chekhov and Lionel Stander are also superb. Ben Hecht wrote, produced and directed this film--too bad he didn't attempt more directing!! A must-see!


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