Dark Red Roses (1930)

Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This drama centers around a love triangle between an English sculptor, his wife, and a cellist. The story is set during the 1920's in an English suburb. The trouble begins when the sculptor begins to suspect that his wife is having an affair with a famed cellist. In reality they are only friends. The artist decides to teach the musician a lesson. He invites the cellist over so that he can make a plaster cast of his hands. The cellist agrees to this. When his hands are firmly trapped in the hardened plaster, the sculptor then confronts the cellist. To "punish" him, the sculptor says that he will cut off the cellist's hands. He grabs a long fake knife. The poor musician is literally almost frightened to death. This scene is foreshadowed by a lengthy Russian ballet sequence that was choreographed and performed by George Balanchine.

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admiration, artist, ballet-dance, cello, extramarital-affair, fake, husband, jealousy, lessons, love, love-triangle, lure [tempt], misunderstanding, revenge, sculpture, studio, suspicion, threat, wife