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Beauty and the Beast (La belle et la bête) (1946)

Beauty and the Beast
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Jean Marais

Jean Marais

La Bête
Mila Parély

Mila Parély

Félicie
Nane Germon

Nane Germon

Adélaïde
Raoul Marco

Raoul Marco

The Usurer
Marcel André

Marcel André

Belle's Father
Janice Felty

Janice Felty

La Belle


Written by
Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau

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Description: This is definitely not the Disney version. While it remains faithful to the plot of the classic fairy tale by Leprince de Beaumont, Jean Cocteau's 1946 French romantic fantasy is the product of a sophisticated, mature sensibility in its tones and textures and, above all, in its surprising emotional power. With sparkling black-and-whit ... (more)
Release date: 23 December 1947
UPC: 037429122020
Romance (11), Fantasy (11), French (10), 1946 (9), Surrealism (8), 1940s (8), Fairy Tale (7), Drama (6), France (6), Treasure (3), Diamond (3), Magic (3), Castle (3), Recommended (2), Black And White (2), Language French (2), Transformations (2), Lost In The Forest (2), Flying (2), 40's (2)
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" The Ups: It is a great timeless fairytale that is so good told that Disney pretty much reused everything in the story for their animated film. The Beast here is magnificent realized and Jean Cocteau add some great surrealistic imagery to the film. Poetic feeling over it. The Downs: Since it is a fairy tale it ends by having the fantastic beast creation becoming a bland and boring prince that seem to lack any charisma and coolness that the Beast have. "


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