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Title of the Film MAGIC FIRE
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1955
Country of Origin US
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 94
Length (in meters) 2584
Colour Technicolor
Genre Biopic
Based on/Source Novel by Bertita Harding
Production Companies Republic
Producer(s) William Dieterle
Director William Dieterle
Cast Yvonne de Carlo, Carlos Thompson, Rita Gam, Valentina Cortese, Alan Badel, Peter Cushing, Frederick Valk
Literature Picturegoer, 27 November 1954
Picture Post, 23 April 1955
Times, 23 April 1956
Jewish Chronicle, 27 April 1956
Spectator, 27 April 1956
Picturegoer, 28 April 1956
Variety, 9 May 1956
Monthly Film Bulletin, June 1956
Special notes Biographical picture about Richard Wagner
Screenplay by Bertita Harding, E.A. Dupont and David Chantler
Music and musical supervision: Erich Wolfgang Korngold
"If I get more laughs out of any film this year than I got out of MAGIC FIRE, or 'The Life and Loves of Richard Wagner', I shall eat my critical hat." (Isabel Quigly, Spectator)

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