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Beauty and the Beast Details

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Jean Cocteau's adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (originally released in France as La Belle et la Bête) stars Josette Day as Beauty and Jean Marais as the Beast. When a merchant (Marcel André) is told that he must die for picking a rose from the Beast's garden, his courageous daughter (Day) 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 Marais). 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 Georges Auric. ~ 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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