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Specter of the Rose (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Music | 5 July 1946 (USA)
Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one. Sanine is charming, if a little peculiar. Haidi, a ballerina, marries him. The ... See full summary »

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Ben Hecht

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Ben Hecht (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judith Anderson ... Madame La Sylph
Michael Chekhov ... Max Polikoff
Ivan Kirov Ivan Kirov ... Andre Sanine
Viola Essen ... Haidi
Lionel Stander ... Lionel Gans
Charles 'Red' Marshall Charles 'Red' Marshall ... Specs McFarlan (as Charles Marshall)
George Shdanoff George Shdanoff ... Kropotkin (as George Shadnoff)
Billy Gray Billy Gray ... Jack Jones
Juan Panalle Juan Panalle ... Jibby
Lew Hearn ... Mr. Lyons
Ferike Boros ... Mamochka
Bert Hanlon Bert Hanlon ... Margolies
Constantine Constantine ... Alexis Bloom
Fred Pollino Fred Pollino ... Giovanni (as Ferdinand Pollina)
Polly Rose Polly Rose ... Olga
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Storyline

Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one. Sanine is charming, if a little peculiar. Haidi, a ballerina, marries him. The company takes its new production on tour. But Sanine's control seems to be slipping... Written by David Steele

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Ben Hecht's Miracle of the Ballet! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spectre of the Rose See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only film appearance for dancer Viola Essen. See more »

Quotes

Andre Sanine: Hug me with your eyes.
Haidi: I am.
Andre Sanine: Harder.
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Connections

Referenced in Baryshnikov: Live at Wolf Trap (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Invitation to the Dance
(uncredited)
Music by Carl Maria von Weber
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for those who like Ballet & Lionel Stander
14 April 2002 | by jaybobSee all my reviews

This is the 6th viewing of Spectre of The Rose ( I see this every 10 years or so.

Aside from some Ballet scenes, this is primarily a love story centered around a male Dancer & the death of his first wife. Ivan Dixon plays the Dance with grace (he cant act) Viola Essen is the ballerina he falls in love with, ( she also dances gracefully) but cant act. The main reason to see this film is for LIONEL STANDER as a sardonic writer.(he could play this type role in his sleep),He should have been nominated for best supporting actor. Mikail Chekov plays an effeminate producer quite well. The magnificent Judith Anderson is the bitter dance teacher. & of course she is superb,

Reccomended for ballet loves & fans of Lionel Stander.

rating only **1/2 78 points 6 on IMDb


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