A 12 minute ballet performance of the German writer Goethe’s story complimented by stunning color and imaginative visuals. The story, which was told most famously by Disney, tells of a witch, perhaps a little too confident in her skills, who creates a storm of magical mischief and chaos while her master is away. The main reason for watching this piece is to see a great director at work, but Powell already took the concept of ballet on film to its peak with The Red Shoes (1948) and Tales of Hoffman (1951).

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