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Black Tights Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Black Tights is a filmed ballet anthology divided into four all-dance episodes. "The Diamond Cruncher" spotlights [[Performer~P35357~Ziza Jeanmaire~zizijeanmaire]] as a lady mobster who gives up her life of crime for the love of a good man. "Cyrano de Bergerac" stars [[Performer~P106274~Roland Petit~rolandpetit]] (who also choreographed) as Cyrano and [[Performer~P65023~Moira Shearer~moirashearer]] as Roxanne; its music was composed by [[Performer~P134962~Marius Constant~marieconstant]], of [[Feature~V133223~Twilight Zone~thetwilightzone[tvseries][19591964]]] fame. "A Merry Mourning" finds [[Performer~P12398~Cyd Charisse~cydcharisse]] flittering her way into a deadly romantic triangle. And "Carmen," starring [[Performer~P35357~Jeanmaire~zizijeanmaire]] once more, is the old story, danced rather than sung to the music of [[Performer~P81975~Bizet~georgesbizet]]. Both the French and English-language versions of Black Tights are narrated by [[Performer~P12734~Maurice Chevalier~mauricechevalier]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Hans Van Manen
as [A Merry Mourning]
Georges Reich
as [Cyrano Debergerac]
Maurice Chevalier
as Narrator

Crew

Terence Young
Director
Simon Schiffrin
Producer
Henri Alékan
Cinematographer
Roland Petit
Choreography
Yves Saint Laurent
Costume/Wardrobe
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