4.6/10
201
9 user 4 critic

Beauty and the Beast (1962)

Not Rated | | Family, Fantasy, Horror | 8 December 1962 (USA)
Curse turns a handsome prince into a werewolf at night. A princess tries to help him, while his enemies plot to take his throne.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Beauty and the Beast (TV Movie 1976)
Family | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A beautiful girl agrees to marry a hideous, deformed beast and live in his castle in order to save her father's life.

Director: Fielder Cook
Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Virginia McKenna
Beauty and the Beast II (Video 1992)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young, beautiful girl awaits the day she will be killed after having asked for a most humble gift.

Directors: Masakazu Higuchi, Chinami Namba
Stars: Susan Silo
Family | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

To save her father, a girl who always puts others before herself promises to live her life in a lavish castle with a strange beast.

Director: Eugene Marner
Stars: John Savage, Rebecca De Mornay, Yossi Graber
Short | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A magic spell has turned a handsome prince into a hideous and repulsive beast, and only the love of a beautiful woman can change him back. ]

Director: Harry C. Mathews
Stars: Elsie Albert, Douglas Gerrard, Joseph Burke
Beauty and the Beast (TV Movie 2013)
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

There is only one way to break the spell which has turned the prince into a horrible beast: a beautiful girl has to fall in love with the creature. As time is running out, the beast abducts... See full summary »

Director: Marc-Andreas Bochert
Stars: Cornelia Gröschel, Karsten Kramer, Christoph Letkowski
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Astonished to find the Beast has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle endeavors to change his mind on the matter.

Director: Andrew Knight
Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Freya is the clan princess, pursued by Sven who wants only to become king after King Thorsson dies. Freya prefers Agnar, who was lost with a boatload of clansmen on a raid. The old king ... See full summary »

Director: David Lister
Stars: Jane March, William Gregory Lee, Justin Whalin
Beauty and the Beast (TV Movie 1957)
Family | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Eduardo
...
Orsini
...
Bruno
...
Sybil
Dayton Lummis ...
Roderick
...
Grimaldi
Alexander Lockwood ...
Man
...
Woman
Charles Wagenheim ...
Mario
Herman Rudin ...
Pasquale
Jon Silo ...
Benito
Edit

Storyline

Sometime in the Middle Ages. The young duke Eduardo, heir to the throne, is cursed. Every night he changes into a horrible looking monster. An alchemist, killed by Eduardos father, is responsible for this curse. Only a woman who loves Eduardo can overcome it. But Eduardos fiance Althea suffers a shock when she sees him as the monster. Eduardos brother, Prince Bruno, who has also ambitions to follow his father on the throne, stirs up the villagers to kill Eduardo. Then, one night, the mob catches Eduardo... Written by Andreas Pieper <piepean@uni-muenster.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

prince | curse | monster | princess | duke | See All (19) »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 December 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Bela e a Fera  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Legendary make-up man Jack P. Pierce's final film. See more »

Connections

Version of Beauty and the Beast (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Calling Lon Chaney!
4 August 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Little-seen American-made rewrite of the classic fable is an awesomely awful 'family film' set in Italy. The beautiful daughter of the Count of Sardi is all set to marry a vacuous Prince Charming, but he has inherited an ancient curse which turns him into a werewolf every nightfall. Bad films can be a lot of fun, but this one is just sad. Paltry production values, pitiful make-up effects, amateurish cast including Joyce Taylor, Mark Damon and Edward Franz, terrible script and direction. Stick with the 1946 French version by Jean Cocteau. Heck, even Disney's animated bombast is preferable to this! NO STARS from ****


7 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?