Flesh and Fantasy

Flesh and Fantasy

Edward G. Robinson
Director: Julien Duvivier Cast: Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
, Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
, Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
Julien Duvivier


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In the tradition of his earlier Carnival in Flanders and Tales of Manhattan, director Julien Duvivier's Flesh and Fantasy is a "pormanteau" film, consisting of several short stories. Linking the three tales unfolded herein are clubmen Doakes (Robert Benchley) and Davis (David Hoffman), who carry on a spirited debate about Destiny. In the first story, homely Henrietta (Betty Field) is made beautiful through the love of handsome Mardi Gras reveller Michael (Robert Cummings)-and the help of an enigmatic mask-maker (Edgar Barrier). The second story, based on Oscar Wilde's "Lord Arthur Saville's Crime," concerns a fortune teller named Septimus Podgers (Thomas Mitchell) who predicts that socialite Marshall Tyler (Edward G. Robinson) will commit a murder. In the final tale, psychic high wire artist Paul Gaspar (Charles Boyer) dreams that he will meet his doom during the performance of his act-and then falls in love with Joan Stanley (Barbara Stanwyck), who looks exactly like the girl who appeared in that dream. A fourth story, detailing the doomed romance between a fugitive from justice (Alan Curtis) and a blind girl (Gloria Jean), was cut from Flesh and Fantasy, then expanded and released separately as Destiny (1944).

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2014
UPC: 0025192180798
Original Release: 1943
Source: Universal Mod
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 25,108

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward G. Robinson Marshall Tyler
Charles Boyer Paul Gaspar
Barbara Stanwyck Joan Stanley
Betty Field Henrietta
Robert Cummings Michael
Thomas Mitchell Septimus Podgers
Charles Winninger King Lamarr
Anna Lee Rowena/Story 3
May Whitty Pamela Hardwick
C. Aubrey Smith Dean of Norwalk (story 2)
Robert Benchley Doakes
Edgar Barrier Stranger
David Hoffman Davis
Frank Arnold Clown
Anita Bolster Actor
Paul Bryar Actor
Marcel Dalio Clown
Harold de Becker Clerk
Edward Fielding Sir Thomas
Jack Gardner Gunman
Leyland Hodgson Cop
Olaf Hytten Chemist
Eddie Kane Immigration Officer
Bruce Lister Young Man
Frank Mitchell Acrobat
Sandra Morgan Neighbor
Ferdinand Munier Relative
Harry Stubbs Proprietor
Heather Thatcher Lady Flora
Philip Warren Actor
Carl Vernell Actor
Jerry Maren Actor
Mary Ann Hyde Gaspar's Assistant
Eddie Acuff Policeman
Lane Chandler Satan
James Craven Radio Announcer
Joseph Crehan Acrobat
Jacqueline Dalya Angel
Mary Forbes Lady Thomas
Charles Halton Old Man Prospector
June Lang Angela/Story 3
Peter Lawford Pierrot
George Lewis Harlequin
Doris Lloyd Mrs. Caxton
Arthur Loft Detective
Marjorie Lord Justine/Story 1
Grace McDonald Gaspar's helper
Clarence Muse Jeff/Story 3
Gil Patric Grim Reaper
Lee Phelps Detective
Clinton Rosemond Elderly Man
Ian Wolfe Librarian

Technical Credits
Julien Duvivier Director,Producer
Charles Boyer Producer
Robert F. Boyle Art Director
Stanley Cortez Cinematographer
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
John B. Goodman Art Director
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Arthur D. Hilton Editor
Samuel Hoffenstein Screenwriter
Paul Ivano Cinematographer
Ernest Pascal Screenwriter
Charles Previn Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard H. Riedel Art Director
Edward Ray Robinson Set Decoration/Design
Ellis St. Joseph Original Story,Screenwriter
Alexander Tansman Score Composer
Laszlo Vadnay Original Story
Vera West Costumes/Costume Designer

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