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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


    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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    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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    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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    Posters (2)