Pagliacci (1936 film)

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Pagliacci
Directed by Karl Grune
Produced by Max Schach
Written by Ruggero Leoncavallo (libretto)
Ernest Betts
Roger Burford
John Drinkwater
Monckton Hoffe
Bertolt Brecht
Fritz Kortner
Starring Richard Tauber
Steffi Duna
Diana Napier
Music by Albert Coates
Hanns Eisler
Cinematography Otto Kanturek
Edited by Walter Stokvis
Production
company
Trafalgar Films
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
11 December 1936
Running time
92 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Pagliacci is a 1936 British musical film directed by Karl Grune and starring Richard Tauber, Steffi Duna and Diana Napier.[1] It is an adaptation in English of the 1892 opera Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo.

Production[edit]

The film is shot partially in colour (using the UFAcolor process) and partially in black-and-white. The film's art direction was by Oscar Friedrich Werndorff. The film was made by the independent Trafalgar Films at Elstree Studios. The film was a very expensive production, with Tauber himself receiving £60,000 for appearing, which turned into a costly flop on its release.[2]

Cast[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/45621
  2. ^ Low p.203-4

Bibliography[edit]

  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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