The Medium

Overview

Filmed opera can be deadly if not done right; fortunately, The Medium is in the loving and capable directorial hands of the man who wrote the piece, Gian-Carlo Menotti. Slightly expanded from the one-act stage version, this is the story of fraudulent medium Marie Powers, whose mute and crippled son Leo Coleman helps to fleece her customers. During one seance, Powers feels a hand clutching her throat. She assumes it is her put-upon son who is responsible. Tossed out in a driving rain, Coleman returns to visit his ...
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Overview

Filmed opera can be deadly if not done right; fortunately, The Medium is in the loving and capable directorial hands of the man who wrote the piece, Gian-Carlo Menotti. Slightly expanded from the one-act stage version, this is the story of fraudulent medium Marie Powers, whose mute and crippled son Leo Coleman helps to fleece her customers. During one seance, Powers feels a hand clutching her throat. She assumes it is her put-upon son who is responsible. Tossed out in a driving rain, Coleman returns to visit his sweetheart Anna Maria Alberghetti (another of the medium's beleaguered assistants). His mother, assuming that her house has been invaded by burglars, kills the boy. Whether or not her punishment is Divine Intervention is left for the viewer to ponder.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2002
  • UPC: 089948421894
  • Original Release: 1951
  • Source: Video Artists Int'l
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Black & White / Mono
  • Sound: monaural
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 50,963

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marie Powers Mme. Flora
Anna Maria Alberghetti Monica
Leo Coleman Toby
Belva Kibler Mrs. Nolan
Beverly Dame Mrs. Gobineau
Donald Morgan Mr. Gobineau
Technical Credits
Gian Carlo Menotti Director, Score Composer, Screenwriter
Alexander Hammid Editor
Enzo Serafin Cinematographer
Georges Wakhévitch Production Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Prelude (Opening Credits) [1:44]
2. I Shall Have a Kingdom [5:11]
3. How Many Times I've Told You [2:21]
4. Good Evening, Madame Flora [5:27]
5. It's Time to Begin [7:36]
6. What Is It? Who Is It? [4:20]
7. Ah, Madame Flora [3:48]
8. Baba! Baba! [6:52]
9. Who's There? [5:41]
10. Toby... Look at Me [3:04]
11. Bravo! And After the Theatre... [7:35]
12. Where is Monica? [6:07]
13. Baba, What Did You Do to Him [6:02]
14. Toby! Toby! [3:31]
15. Afraid, Am I Afraid? [5:25]
16. Who's There? Answer Me! [4:36]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Chapter Index
   Contact VAI
   Start Program
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