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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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One of the most inspired films to come from abroad. Two hours of "vivid, turbulent showmanship..." Three talented beauties, who interpret with verve and imagination, four droll and dramatic stories, all refreshingly different. A picture that is not in the least conventional, but nonetheless designed to entertain, entrance, enthrall... See more »

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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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Don't bother
14 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I only watched the Cyrano de Bergerac segment of this movie. I know the play backwards and forwards, I know the various French and American movies that have been derived from it. I thought I would see what Roland Petit came up with to justify turning it into a ballet. The answer, in my opinion, was nothing. None of his choreography does anything to illuminate the story. It goes by quickly, but it never makes any effect.

Perhaps the other three segments of this movie are better. I don't know. I won't bother to find out. Nothing in the Cyrano segment gave me any reason to explore further.


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