Black Tights (1960)

Film details

Alternative titles

  • Les Collants noirs Original
  • Um-dois-três-quatro Alternative
  • Ballet de Paris Alternative
  • Un, deux, trois, quatre! Alternative


Ballet-film, containing four episodes: 1. La croqueuse de diamants/The diamond cruncher (about a tough, young Parisienne who loves diamonds); 2. Cyrano de Bergerac (a romantic tale of a poet whose unusually long nose keeps him from openly wooing his beloved Roxanne); 3. Deuil en 24 heures/A merry mourning (about a widow who, though dressed in black, is not keen to stay at home weeping); 4. Carmen (the romance with a cigar-selling lady). Maurice Chevalier appears on screen to link the four dances.

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