Beauty and the Beast 1946

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Beauty and the Beast ★★★★ La Belle et la Bete 1946

The classic medieval fairy tale is brought to life on the big screen for the first time. Beauty takes the place of her father after he is sentenced to die by the horrible Beast and falls in love with him. Cocteau uses the story's themes and famous setpieces to create a cohesive and captivating surreal hymn to romantic love that is still the definitive version of B&B. In French with subtitles. 90m/ B VHS, DVD . FR Jean Marais, Josette Day, Marcel Andre, Mila Parely, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair; D: Jean Cocteau; W: Jean Cocteau; C: Henri Alekan; M: Georges Auric.