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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1955)

In a ballet rendition of this classic tale, a young inexperienced apprentice of a powerful wizard tries to use magic to get through her chores.

Director:

Michael Powell

Writers:

Dennis Arundell (English text), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (story) (as Johann Wolfgang Goethe)

Star:

Sonia Arova
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In a ballet rendition of this classic tale, a young inexperienced apprentice of a powerful wizard tries to use magic to get through her chores.

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

CinemaScope Specials (Second Series) (#14): The Sorcerer's Apprentice See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut from 30)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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This short is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). See more »

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A Footnote to Hoffmann
11 May 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

In one of the biggest Mickey Mouse classics, a young inexperienced apprentice of a powerful wizard tries to use magic to get through his chores.

There is not much to this film. It is short, the stage is fairly sparse. The costumes are okay. But, of course, the most memorable version is with Mickey Mouse, and had already been made by this time, so Powell probably did not sway too many opinions.

This short appear on the "Tales of Hoffmann" DVD, which is exactly where it belongs, seeing as it could very well have fit in as part of the stories with its similar themes and look. Anyway, worth a peek, but really just a footnote.


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