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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


    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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    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

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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

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    Mexico, France

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    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