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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
Josette Day Josette Day
Belle
Mila Parély Mila Parély
Félicie
Nane Germon Nane Germon
Adélaïde
Michel Auclair Michel Auclair
Ludovic
Raoul Marco Raoul Marco
The Usurer
Marcel André Marcel André
Belle's Father
Janice Felty Janice Felty
La Belle


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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-white imagery that, for once, is actually dreamlike rather than cute or kitschy, and with a Beast (Jean Marais) who is almost as glamorous with his silky blonde facial hair as he is clean shaven, the movie casts a seductive spell. It might actually be a little too rich and unsettling for kids. Even the ... (more)
Release date: 23 December 1947
UPC: 037429122020
Tags: 1946 (11), Fantasy (11), Romance (11), French (11), Surrealism (8), 1940s (7), Fairy Tale (7), France (6), Drama (5), Diamond (3), Treasure (3), Magic (3), Castle (3), Lost In The Forest (2), 1940's (2), Curse (2), Criterion Collection (2), Brother Sister Relationship (2), Transformations (2), 40's (2)
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