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A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Fraser ...
Roger
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Gordon Craig
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Zvonimir Crnko ...
Essenin (as Ivan Tchenko)
Vladimir Leskovar ...
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Mary Desti
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Mrs. Duncan
Tony Vogel ...
Raymond Duncan
Libby Glenn ...
Elizabeth Duncan
Ronnie Gilbert ...
Miss Chase
Wallas Eaton ...
Archer
Nicholas Pennell ...
Bedford
John Quentin ...
Pim
Christian Duvaleix ...
Armand - a feeble pianist in love with Isadora
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A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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dancer | debt | love | dance | ballet | See more »

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The Life and Many Loves of the Most Exciting Woman of Our Time


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Release Date:

22 August 1969 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

The Loves of Isadora  »

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Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (original release) | (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Vanessa Redgrave trained for six months in order to imitate Isadora Duncan's dancing style in the film. See more »

Quotes

Isadora Duncan: [learning Russian] Honestly, I don't want to talk about red pencils with Essenin. I want to talk to him about making love with me. Now, how do say in Russian, "I adore you. You have beautiful thighs"?
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Connections

Referenced in Harry and Tonto (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphonie No. 7 Beethoven 1st
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Anthony Bowles
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View the original version.
14 June 1999 | by (New York, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

There are several versions of this film. The original is rather long, but well worth the time spent viewing it. The subsequent edited versions -- even the so-called "director's cut" -- omit small but crucial events in Isadora's life, without which it becomes more difficult to understand how Isadora sublimated her angst into her art.


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