sábado, 9 de setembro de 2023

Black Magic (Orson Welles, 1949)

Novelist Alexander Dumas tells his writer-son of Joseph Balsamo, a gypsy boy in southern France who was embittered because his parents were wrongfully hanged and he himself was tortured by the order of Viscount de Montagne. Years later, the man, a carnival charlatan, attracts the attention of Dr. Mesmer, a pioneer in the study of hypnotism. Balsamo rejects Mesmer's plea that he use his power for healing and, instead, decides to use it to seek wealth and fame. He changes his name to Count Cagliostro, and achieves fame throughout Europe by mixing hypnotism with mysticism and showmanship. He is called to cure a girl, Lorenza, held by De Montagne, because she resembles Marie Antoinette, wife of the heir to the throne of France. Cagliostro decides to join De Montagne and Madame du Barry in a plot to seize the power by discrediting the future Queen.

Directors
Gregory Ratoff, Orson Welles (uncredited)

Based on book by Alexander Dumas

Stars
Orson Welles, Nancy Guild, Akim Tamiroff, Raymont Burr and Silvana Mangano (uncredited)

Subs: English & Portuguese


YouTube movie link: https://youtu.be/ei4Us5YmYiY

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