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Beauty and the devil - Poster Espagne

Beauty and the devil

A Feature film by René Clair

Produced by Franco-London Films

Release in France : 16/03/1950

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Actors (9)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Franco-London Films

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Foreign production company :

Universalia Film

French distribution :

Les Films Corona

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After fifty years of service to the University and science without enjoying the pleasures of life, Professor Henri Faust is visited by the servant of Lucifer, Mephistopheles, who offers youth and a new life to him. Professor Faust switches body with Mephistopheles and the young Henri meets the gypsy girl Marguerite, but he is accused of killing Professor Faust and is arrested. Mephistopheles tries to force Henri to sign a contract to give his soul to Lucifer. Henri refuses and Mephistopheles schemes an evil plot, bringing Henri to the court to become successful, transforming sand into gold and becoming the lover of the Princess. When Henri is dumped to the poverty again, he is lured by Mephistopheles and accepts to sign the contract. Will Lucifer win the battle against the integrity of Henri and the love of Marguerite with him?

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Full credits (9)

Assistant Director :

Michel Boisrond

Screenwriters :

Armand Salacrou, René Clair

Sound Recordist :

Robert Biard

Production Designer :

Léon Barsacq

Costume designer :

Antoine Mayo

Producer :

Salvo D'Angelo

Director of Photography :

Michel Kelber

Editor :

James Cuenet

Music Composer :

Roman Vlad

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Philosophical tale

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Coproducer countries :

France, Italy

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Italy)

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Runtime :

1 h 32 min

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Black & White

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