Rent Black Magic Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental

Black Magic (1949)

3.4 of 5 from 46 ratings
1h 45min
  • General info
  • Available formats
Novelist Alexander Dumas (Berry Kroeger) tells his writer-son of Joseph Balsamo (Orson Welles), a gypsy boy in southern France who was embittered because his parents were wrongfully hanged and he himself was tortured by the order of Viscount de Montagne (Stephen Bekassy). Years later, the man, a carnival charlatan, attracts the attention of Dr. Mesmer (Charles Goldner), a pioneer in the study of hypnotism. Balsamo rejects Mesmer's plea that he use his power for healing and, instead, decides to use it to seek wealth and fame. He changes his name to Count Cagliostro (also Orson Welles), and achieves fame throughout Europe by mixing hypnotism with mysticism and showmanship.
He is called to cure a girl, Lorenza (Nancy Guild), held by De Montagne, because she resembles Marie Antoinette, wife of the heir to the throne of France. Cagliostro decides to join De Montagne and Madame du Barry (Margot Grahame) in a plot to seize the power by discrediting the future Queen. Cagliostro achieves his revenge on De Montagne by persuading him to hang himself. He makes Lorenza marry him but can never make her love him.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Alexander Danaroff,
Gregory Ratoff
Alexandre Dumas père, Charles Bennett, Richard Schayer
Classics, Drama, Romance
Release Date:
Run Time:
105 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
B & W

Rent other films like Black Magic

Reviews of Black Magic

Currently there are no reviews for this title

Help & support

Find answers to frequently asked questions and contact us should you need to

How It Works

See prices and levels and find out how Cinema Paradiso service works

Friends for Films

Invite your friends to join and get free subscription each month