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Miss Europe (1930)

Prix de beauté (Miss Europe) (original title)
Lucienne, typist and gorgeous bathing beauty, decides to enter the 'Miss Europe' pageant sponsored by the French newspaper she works for. She finds her jealous lover Andre violently ... See full summary »

Director:

Augusto Genina (as A. Genina)

Writers:

René Clair (idea and adaptation), Georg Wilhelm Pabst (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Louise Brooks ... Lucienne Garnier
Georges Charlia ... André
Augusto Bandini Augusto Bandini ... Antonin (as H. Bandini)
André Nicolle André Nicolle ... Le secrétaire du journal (as A. Nicolle)
Marc Ziboulsky Marc Ziboulsky ... Le manager (as M. Ziboulsky)
Yves Glad Yves Glad ... Le maharajah
Alex Bernard ... Le photographe
Gaston Jacquet ... Le Duc
Jean Bradin Jean Bradin ... Prince de Grabovsky
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henri Crémieux
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Lucienne, typist and gorgeous bathing beauty, decides to enter the 'Miss Europe' pageant sponsored by the French newspaper she works for. She finds her jealous lover Andre violently disapproves of such events and tries to withdraw, but it's too late; she's even then being named Miss France. The night Andre planned to propose to her, she's being whisked off to the Miss Europe finals in Spain, where admirers swarm around her. Win or lose, what will the harvest be? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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beauty pageant | film in film | See All (2) »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 August 1930 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Europa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sofar-Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(restored silent)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Opening night film of the 2013 San Francisco Silent Film Festival. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: End of an Era (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Je n'ai qu'un amour, c'est toi
(uncredited)
Music by Wolfgang Zeller
Lyrics by Jean Boyer & René Sylviano
Performed by Louise Brooks, dubbed by Hélène Regelly
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One of the BEST silent foreign films
13 May 1999 | by Louise-14See all my reviews

Artisticly shot, actors portray exactly their role. You get a real feeling watching Lucienne ascend from poverty to the most beautiful girl around. A sense of tragedy to triumph to tragedy again. All in all I have seen this film at least 10 times. And can VERY well say that Prix De Beute' (the Beauty Prize, Miss Europe) is a MAJOR favorite in my silent film collection. The expressiveness of Louise Brooks is perfect and I recommend this film to ANYONE who appreciates artistic beauty coupled with a tragic story line.


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