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Beauty and the Devil ()

La beauté du diable (original title)
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The Faust story retold, with an aged alchemist accepting the gift of renewed youth from the devilish Mephistopheles.

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Mephistopheles / Old Prof. Henri Faust
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Young Henri Faust / Young-Looking Mephistopheles
Nicole Besnard ...
Marguerite the Gypsy Girl
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La Princesse
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Le Prince
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Antoine the Servant
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Le Diplomate
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Gypsy

Directed by

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René Clair

Written by (WGA)

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René Clair ... (screenplay and dialogue) &
Armand Salacrou ... (screenplay and dialogue)

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Salvo D'Angelo ... producer

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Roman Vlad

Cinematography by

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Michel Kelber

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James Cuenet

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Franco Lolli ... (uncredited)

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Léon Barsacq

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Mayo

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A. Fattori ... production manager

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Michel Boisrond ... assistant director

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Veniero Colasanti ... artistic advisor (as V. Colasanti)
Italo Tomassi ... construction (uncredited)

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Robert Biard ... sound

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Gianni Di Venanzo ... camera operator (as G. Venanzo)

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Roger Desormière ... musical director (as Roger Désormière)

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Carmine Bologna ... administrator (as C. Bologna)
René Moulin ... technical agent
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Plot Summary

Professor Henri Faust, retiring after 50 years as an alchemist in a circa-1700 university, despairs at still knowing nothing of the true secrets of nature...whereupon his old acquaintance Mephistopheles, servant of Lucifer, appears and grants him youth and a new life. But with youth, Faust's interest is diverted from science to women. And Mephistopheles, who has taken on the guise of the elderly Faust that was, sets many snares for his young friend's slippery soul... Written by Rod Crawford

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Taglines Rene Clair - whose genius has created masterpieces...now brings his magic touch to the screen in a new achievement! See more »
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Also Known As
  • La bellezza del diavolo (Italy)
  • Beauty and the Devil (United States)
  • Beauty and the Devil (United Kingdom)
  • Beauty and the Beast (United Kingdom)
  • La belleza del diablo (Spain)
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  • 96 min
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Movie Connections Remake of Faust and Marguerite (1904). See more »

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