Friday, 6 April 2012

Richard Tauber's camp Pagliacci

Made in the exotic alpine environs of Denham Studios, London,  in 1936/7, Richard Tauber's English language Pagliacci ! Apparently the most expensive British movie made at the time, using a new colour process in some parts, the film lost so much money the company folded. Many involved weren't paid. Bertolt Brecht was although he didn't do anything apart from agree to help. Leoncavallo, Tauber, Hanns Eisler, Brecht and Albert Coates conducting the Boyd Neel Orchestra? The mind boggles. You can see part of the movie on a playlist  HERE.

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