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The Proud and the Beautiful

The Proud and the Beautiful

A Feature film by Yves Allégret

Produced by Productions Iena, Chrysaor films, CICC Films Borderie, Compagnie Industrielle et Commerciale Cinématographique (CICC)

Release in France : 25/11/1953

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Actors (5)

Production and distribution (4)

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French distribution :

Columbia France

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The first to die in an epidemic of meningitis in Vera Cruz is a French tourist. His wife Nellie, detached and indifferent, feels little grief and realizes that her coldness is her own doom. Over the next two days, she is attracted to George, a local drunk who does odd jobs for brothels and dances grotesquely for tourists in exchange for drinks. George has his own dark secret, a tragedy he caused that leaves him with a death wish. In assisting the local doctor to cope with the epidemic, these two emotional cripples enable each other to rediscover reasons to live and to love.

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Full credits (15)

Executive Producer :

Raymond Borderie

Dialogue Writers :

Jean Aurenche, Jean Clouzot, Pierre Bost

Screenwriter :

Yves Allégret

Sound Recordist :

William-Robert Sivel

Production Manager :

Louis Wipf

Continuity supervisor :

Suzanne Bon

Music Composer :

Paul Misraki

Location Manager :

André Rameau

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Jean Clouzot, Jean Aurenche

Author of original work :

Jean-Paul Sartre

Director of Photography :

Alex Philipps

Camera Operator :

Louis Née

Editor :

Claude Nicole

Production Designer :

Auguste Capelier

Still Photographer :

Raymond Voinquel

Technical details

Feature film

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Production language :

French, Spanish

Coproducer countries :

Mexico, France

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Nationality :

Majority French (Mexico, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 45 min

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Black & White

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (2)

Academy Awards - 1957

Academy Awards (United States, 1957)


Oscar Nomination in the Best Original Story category : Jean-Paul Sartre

Venice International Film Festival  - 1953

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1953)


Official Competition