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The Tales of Helpmann (1990)

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Robert Helpmann ... Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frederick Ashton Frederick Ashton ... Himself (archive footage)
Ninette de Valois Ninette de Valois ... Herself (archive footage)
Margot Fonteyn ... Herself
Stewart Granger ... Himself
Katharine Hepburn ... Herself (archive footage)
Vivien Leigh ... Herself (archive footage)
Alicia Markova ... Herself (archive footage)
Keith Michell ... Himself
Rudolf Nureyev ... Himself (archive footage)
Laurence Olivier ... Himself (archive footage)
Margaret Rawlings ... Herself
Moira Shearer ... Herself (archive footage)
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This documentary's title is a play on words on the opera title "Tales of Hoffmann" by E.T.A. Hoffmann and libretto by Jules Barbier. [For filmed versions, see: Hoffmanns Erzählungen (1911); The Tales of Hoffmann (1951); Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) (1981); ...des contes d'Hoffmann (1993) and Hoffmanns Erzählungen (1923); Les contes d'Hoffmann (2003) ]. Robert Helpmann himself appeared as Lindorf, Coppelius, Dapertutto and Dr Miracle in The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). See more »

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A splendid documentary!
10 April 2002 | by bgray31See all my reviews

This (presumably) Australian made documentary of the life and accomplishments of Robert Helpmann deserves to be available via VHS or DVD for home consumption and enjoyment. A man who successfully bridged the gap from ballet to theatre and back again, Helpmann is certainly a part of history of those two art forms and it would be appreciated if someone would issue this in one of the video formats. His droll and telling anecdotes of his career together with comments from fellow actors and dancers is beautifully presented here. I saw it on a PBS telecast but it's not even available through their outlets. Help!!


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