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Dr. Coppelius (1966)
"El fantástico mundo del doctor Coppelius" (original title)

G  |   |  Fantasy  |  25 December 1968 (USA)
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Film based on the ballet 'Coppelia'.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Slezak ...
Claudia Corday ...
Caj Selling ...
Eileen Elliott ...
Marcia Bellak ...
Swanhilda's Friend #1
Kathy Jo Brown ...
Swanhilda's Friend #2
Clara Cravey ...
Swanhilda's Friend #3
Kathleen Garrison ...
Swanhilda's Friend #4
Chris Holter ...
Swanhilda's Friend #5
Sharon Kapner ...
Swanhilda's Friend #6
Luis Prendes ...
The Mayor
Milorad Miskovitch ...
Hungarian Dance Champion
Carmen Rojas ...
Spanish Doll
Veronica Rusmin ...
Roman Doll
Aurelio Bogado


Film based on the ballet 'Coppelia'.

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25 December 1968 (USA)  »

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Pleasant and different
2 February 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Ballet movie about an inventor named Dr. Coppelius (Walter Slezak) who creates life-sized mechanical dolls and passes them off as real people. When I say ballet movie, I should stress there is no dialogue. It's entirely driven by music and dance with silent acting. This might not be to everyone's tastes. I enjoyed it but this isn't the type of thing I could watch regularly. But every once in awhile is nice. It's a great-looking picture. The colors, the sets, the costumes are all vivid and lavish. The dancing is wonderful. I'm no ballet connoisseur but it all seemed lovely and graceful to me. There was a re-release version in the '70s apparently, which was poorly titled The Mysterious House of Dr. C. This version features narration, animation, and other intrusive elements added to it. Thankfully, that is not the version I saw. Dr. Coppelius might not be for everyone, but if you like ballet or you like to try new things, give it a shot and I'm sure you'll find it entertaining.

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