MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 151 this week

The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)

 -  Drama  -  25 April 1947 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 376 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 10 critic

Writer Georges Duroy (George Sanders) is one social-climbing S.O.B. who does most of his climbing over the warm (and cold) bodies of women. He begins with Rachel (Marie Wilson), a hanger-on... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


Related News

Bel Ami | Review
| ioncinema

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 titles
created 24 Dec 2010
 
a list of 48 titles
created 07 Jul 2013
 
a list of 4202 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 10 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 94 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)

The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Private Affairs of Bel Ami.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bel Ami (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Philippe Triboit
Stars: Sagamore Stévenin, Claire Borotra, Florence Pernel
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain.

Director: Albert Lewin
Stars: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick
Bel Ami (1955)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In the 1880s, Georges Duroy, back from the Colonies, arrives in Paris with the firm intention of conquering the capital through his power of seduction, his selfishness and cynicism. ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Daquin
Stars: Christl Mardayn, Marianne Schönauer, Maria Emo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

It's 1939 in the small English town of Penny Green and events in Poland are about to change lives. Mark Sabre, a writer of school text books, has married Mabel "on the rebound", after his ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Deborah Kerr, Angela Lansbury
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters, glamorous hypochondriac Lettie and querulous widow Hester. His developing relationship ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: George Sanders, Ella Raines, Geraldine Fitzgerald
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Beautiful Jenny Hager finds she can always get what she wants from the men in the 1820's port of Bangor, Maine. Freed by his death from her drunkard father she soon manoeuvres herself into ... See full summary »

Directors: Edgar G. Ulmer, Douglas Sirk
Stars: Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, Louis Hayward
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Nicholas Lawrence, a young stockbroker, embezzles a million dollars worth of cash and stock, planning to flee to Shanghai. En route, he meets Cynthia Strong, who is fleeing Los Angeles ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Raymond
Stars: Gene Raymond, Osa Massen, Francis Lederer
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The autobiography of elegant criminal, François Eugène Vidocq, from his birth in a French jail in 1775 to his appointment as chief of police of Paris where he intends to rob the city bank. ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: George Sanders, Signe Hasso, Carole Landis
Mutiny (1952)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Mark Stevens, Angela Lansbury, Patric Knowles
Saadia (1953)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Saadia is a wild, strange Arab girl whose life has been dominated by a local sorceress, a vengeful outcast in the community, who has convinced her she has the "evil eye" and brings disaster... See full summary »

Director: Albert Lewin
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Mel Ferrer, Rita Gam
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Several mysterious deaths are attributed to an ancient stone idol.

Directors: René Cardona, Albert Lewin
Stars: Steve Forrest, Liliane Montevecchi, James Robertson Justice
Bel Ami (1947)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of a common man that could raise in life thanks to lies and deceits.

Director: Antonio Momplet
Stars: Armando Calvo, Gloria Marín, Andrea Palma
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Susan Douglas Rubes ...
Suzanne (as Susan Douglas)
Hugo Haas ...
Warren William ...
Frances Dee ...
Marie de Varenne
Albert Bassermann ...
Marie Wilson ...
Katherine Emery ...
Richard Fraser ...
Philippe de Cantel
John Good ...
David Bond ...
Leonard Mudie ...
Potin
Edit

Storyline

Writer Georges Duroy (George Sanders) is one social-climbing S.O.B. who does most of his climbing over the warm (and cold) bodies of women. He begins with Rachel (Marie Wilson), a hanger-on in the cafes and Folies Bergere crowd, and then moves on to dally with Clotilde de Morelle (Angela Lansbury.) Always striving to move upward on the social scale, he ditches her to marry Madeleine Forestier (Ann Dvorak). Now he gets on the fast track. He persuades Madame Walter (Katherine Emery), the wife of his publisher, to fall in love with him, and then compromises Madeleine to frame a divorce, so he can pursue Madame Walter's daughter, Suzanne (Susan Douglas, before somebody decided her later-married name was her most-often used screen name.) He moves along so well that ere long he is in legal position to usurp the title of one of France's most noble houses. The moral, at the end, is it is okay to mess with French women, but triffling with French titles is going too far. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 April 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guy de Maupassant's The Private Affairs of Bel Ami  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The appearance of and set-dressing for the barmaid at the Folies Bergeres is closely based on Edouard Manet's painting of that name. See more »

Goofs

At 9', a piano player and a violin player are doing a number. We hear a vibrato on the violin, but the left fingers of the player are not moving at all. See more »

Quotes

Georges Duroy: [dying] I have been scratched by an old cat.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits: "This is the history of a scoundrel. The time is 1880 and the place is Paris." See more »

Connections

Version of For Men Only (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

My Bel Ami
by Jack Lawrence and Irving Drutman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Slightly wooden but interesting nonetheless
2 September 1999 | by (Brighton, UK) – See all my reviews

Maupaussant's roaring tale of the rise of Duroy is tamed slightly in this version, with George Sanders bumbling rather scheming his way to the top. It's let down by some poor production values, although the dueling scene at the end is well handled. Worth watching for the shocking view of 'The Temptation of St Anthony' in ultra-modern colour (about three quarters the way through) alone.


6 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?