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Specter of the Rose

1946

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  • Hecht doing his take on The Red Shoes, which means floridly arch insanity and dialogue so purple it leaves stains. At first the misbegotten hash of twisted stock characters, pulpy plot outlines and backstage intrigue resembles a dead-end repository for lines and concepts that wouldn’t fit into Hecht’s other scripts, but in its accretion of jagged bits of eccentricity the film grows increasingly eerie and unique...

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