Beauty and the Devil

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Beauty and the Devil ★★ La Beaute du Diable 1950

Ambitious retelling of the Faust legend finds old Faust (Simon) willing to sell his soul to the Devil, courtesy of his agent Mephistopheles (Philipe), in return for youth and beauty to pursue the beautiful woman he loves. Clair has his actors trade roles midway through as Faust makes his bargain. French with subtitles. 97m/B VHS . FR Michel Simon, Gerard Philipe, Simone Valere, Raymond Cordy, Gaston Modot, Paolo Stoppa, Nicole Besnard; D: Rene Clair; W: Rene Clair, Armand Salacrou; C: Michel Kelber; M: Roman Vlad.