Specter of the Rose
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Specter of the Rose
Writer/director Ben Hecht brings "art" to the artless environs of Republic Pictures in the one-of-a-kind melodrama Spectre of the Rose. The film is set in the rarefied world of the Ballet, featuring a curious blend of ballet artists and veteran Hollywood character actors. Ivan Kirov plays Andre Sanine, a dancer who goes insane every time he hears the music for "Spectre de la Rose". Ballerina Haidi (Violet Kessen), convinced that she can cure Andre of his mental aberration, marries him, despite rumors that he has murdered his first wife. All goes well until Andre is once… More

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"Cynical serio-comic ballet melodrama that distinguishes itself by its brilliant dialogue."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A deeply strange, visually striking, dramatically dull film."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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