Specter of the Rose (1946)

Specter of the Rose


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Ben Hecht wrote and directed this bizarre comedy/suspense/dance film, featuring a discordant musical score by George Antheil. The film concerns a love affair between young, innocent ballerina Haidi (Viola Essen) and her psychotic genius dance partner Andre Sanine (Ivan Kirov). The crux of the tale concerns whether the newly married dance team will last through a performance of the Spectre of the Rose ballet -- since the ballet sets Andre's brain into a murderous rage that compels Andre to plunge … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Ben Hecht
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On DVD: Jan 11, 1989



as La Belle Sylph

as Max Polikoff

as Andre Sanine

as Lionel Gans

as Kropotkin

as Jack James

as Mr. Lyons

as Mamochka

as Jimmy

as Dancer

as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Specter of the Rose

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 6, 2008
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Cynical serio-comic ballet melodrama that distinguishes itself by its brilliant dialogue.

Full Review… | January 22, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A deeply strange, visually striking, dramatically dull film.

August 29, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Full Review… | March 27, 2002
Senses of Cinema

Audience Reviews for Specter of the Rose


Well it's different that for sure. A psychological drama set within a small dance troupe it has the advantage of some top grade talent, Judith Anderson and Michael Chekhov for starters, for such a low budget enterprise. Some fine dancing.

jay nixon

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