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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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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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Who introduces
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Drama | Musical

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9 May 1961 (Portugal)  »

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Black Tights  »

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2.20 : 1
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Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Carmen
Ballet de Roland Petit
Music by Georges Bizet
Based on libretto by Ludovic Halévy and Henri Meilhac after Prosper Mérimée
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Elegant ballet film
10 November 2001 | by (Washington DC, USA) – See all my reviews

Really can't add much to the knowledgeable original comment, but wanted to say what a handsome looking film this is, with striking, stylized sets and lighting. Even the slight fading of the Technicolor hues (at least in the print I saw) seemed more an asset than a failing. (And of course one has to give beauty marks to any film featuring the gorgeous Cyd Charisse!)-- Overall, just lovely to look at, especially the "Cyrano de Bergerac" sequence.


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