Beauty and the Beast

by Jean Cocteau 1h40min France 1945
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The closest director to Cocteau is Hitchcock - at the same time by the permanent visual invention and by the question of suspense.


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Beauty and the Beast
by Jean Cocteau

A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]

From a restored copy


  • Josette Day : Belle
  • Jean Marais : La Bête
  • Marcel André : Le père
  • And with: Michel Auclair, Mila Parély, Nane Germon, Jean Cocteau


  • Director Jean Cocteau
  • Scenario Jean Cocteau
  • Dialogs Jean Cocteau
  • Original work author Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
  • Photo director Henri Alekan
  • Set Design Lucien Carré, Christian Bérard, René Moulaert
  • Costume Design Marcel Escoffier, Antonio Castillo
  • Sound Jacques Lebreton, Jacques Carrère
  • Editing Claude Ibéria
  • Original music Georges Auric
  • Producer André Paulvé
  • Production Compagny Les Films André Paulvé
  • Distributor M6

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1945
  • Release date for France10/29/1946
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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