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Black Tights (1961)

1-2-3-4 ou Les collants noirs (original title)
Live scenes of Paris and a continuity Narrator link together four dramatic choreographies, all by Roland Petit: Carmen (1949), La croqueuse de diamants (1950), Deuil en 24 heures (1953), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1959).

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The Widow
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Roxane
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The Gold Digger / Carmen
Roland Petit ...
Cyrano / The Suitor / Don José
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George Reich ...
Christian
Josette Clavier ...
The Woman Bandit
Dirk Sanders ...
Pierrot
Bertie Eckhrat ...
The Bartender
Hans von Manen ...
The Husband / A Bad guy / A Bandit
Henning Kronstam ...
The Bullfighter
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France Arnel ...
A Cigar Maker (as France Arnell)
Fredbjørn Bjørnsson ...
A Bandit
Raoul Celada ...
A Bad Guy
Josiane Consoli ...
Lise Ragueneau
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Live scenes of Paris and a continuity Narrator link together four dramatic choreographies, all by Roland Petit: Carmen (1949), La croqueuse de diamants (1950), Deuil en 24 heures (1953), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1959).

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The Elegance of "The Red Shoes" and the Charm of "Gigi" See more »

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Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Cyrano de Bergerac
Ballet de Roland Petit
Music by Marius Constant
After the play by Edmond Rostand
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Marvelous movie, badly in need of remastering
8 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't think there's much I can say that would do justice to the beauty of this movie. It is delightful for anyone who likes ballet, but especially for fans of Cyd Charisse and Moira Shearer

However, the video transfer on the Kino DVD is an absolute horror - it's badly transfered, and the print that was used in the transfer was in terrible condition, with plenty of scratches, and many instances of missing snippets of film.

One wishes the Criterion Collection could get the rights to movies like these, and make a first-rate video transfer that would truly do justice to their artistry.


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