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Beauty and the Beast Details

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[[Performer~P85359~Jean Cocteau~jeancocteau]]'s adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (originally released in France as La Belle et la Bête) stars [[Performer~P17539~Josette Day~josetteday]] as Beauty and [[Performer~P45265~Jean Marais~jeanmarais]] as the Beast. When a merchant ([[Performer~P1659~Marcel André~marcelandré]]) is told that he must die for picking a rose from the Beast's garden, his courageous daughter ([[Performer~P17539~Day~josetteday]]) offers to go back to the Beast in her father's place. The Beast falls in love with her and proposes marriage on a nightly basis; she refuses, having pledged her troth to a handsome prince (also played by [[Performer~P45265~Marais~jeanmarais]]). Eventually, however, she is drawn to the repellent but strangely fascinating Beast, who tests her fidelity by giving her a key, telling her that if she doesn't return it to him by a specific time, he will die of grief. The film features a musical score by [[Performer~P80197~Georges Auric~georgesauric]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 23, 1947

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Film Critics Circle Jean Cocteau Prix Louis-Delluc 1946 Winner
Cannes Film Festival Georges Auric International Grand Prix For Best Musical Score 1946 Winner

Cast

Josette Day
as Beauty
Jean Marais
as The Beast/ Avenant
Nane Germon
as Felice
Michel Auclair
as Ludovic
Raoul Marco
as The Usurer
Georges Auric
Jean Cocteau
as Magic objects [uncredited]

Crew

Jean Cocteau
Director
Jean Cocteau
Screenwriter
Henri Alékan
Cinematographer
Georges Auric
Composer (Music Score)
Christian Berard
Art Director
Christian Berard
Costume Designer
René Clément
Technical Advisor
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