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Beauty and the Beast (1946)  link to Beauty and the Beast on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 2101

poster Beauty and the Beast

IMDb Rating:
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8.0/10 (22501 votes)

Country: France, 93 minutes

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director(s): Jean Cocteau, René Clément

Video Codec: Unknown

Adélaïde, Belle, Félicie and Ludovic are young adult siblings who once lived in grandeur until their father's merchant ships were lost at sea. The family is now near ruin, but Adélaïde and Félicie nonetheless still squander away the family money on themselves and keeping beautiful, whereas Belle slaves around the house, doting on her father. Ludovic detests his two spoiled sisters, but is protective of Belle, especially with his friend Avenant, a handsome scoundrel who wants to marry Belle. Crossing the forest one dark and stormy evening, the father gets lost and takes refuge in a fantastical castle. Upon leaving, he steals a blossom off a rose bush, which Belle requested. The castle's resident, an angry beast, sentences him to one of two options for the theft of the rose: his own death, or that of one of his daughters. As she feels she is the cause of her father's predicament (despite her sisters asking for far more lavish gifts), Belle sacrifices herself to the beast. Upon arriving ...



photo Jean Marais Jean Marais La Bête (The Beast) / The Prince / Avenant
photo Josette Day Josette Day Belle
photo Michel Auclair Michel Auclair Ludovic
photo Raoul Marco Raoul Marco The Usurer
photo Claude Autant-Lara Claude Autant-Lara The Port Official (uncredited)

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 4:3