Flesh and Fantasy (1943, Betty Field, Edward G. Robinson)

Poster for the movie "Flesh and Fantasy"
93 min - Drama, Fantasy, Romance - 29 October 1943
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The film presents three individual supernatural tales linked by two men discussing their dreams. The first vignette is set in New Orleans at Mardi Gras. Betty Field, frustrated by her looks, is given a beauty mask from a mysterious man. The man assures her it will change her life. She accepts the mask, and is then able to win the favor of a young student, Robert Cummings. In the second tale, a psychic (Thomas Mitchell) predicts that Edward G. Robinson will commit a murder in the future. Robinson, now obsessed with the prediction, tries to take fate into his own hands. The third story tells of a circus performer who meets a woman he has seen before in his dreams.

Flesh and Fantasy originally had four segments, but the one starring Gloria Jean and Alan Curtis was cut. It was later turned into the film Destiny (1944), with Reginald LeBorg directing additional footage to make it feature length.

Director:  Julien Duvivier
Producer:  Charles Boyer, Julien Duvivier
Composer:  Alexander Tansman
Director of Photography:  Paul Ivano, Stanley Cortez


Production Details

Production Companies:  Universal Pictures

Release Date:  29 October 1943

Running Time:  1 h 33 min

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Language:  English

Tagline: The motion picture above all!

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