The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami ★★★ 1947
“This is the story of a scoundrel,” proclaims the opening. Sanders is ideally cast as a suave cad who rises in 1880s Parisian society, largely through the strategic seduction of prominent women. Moralistically minded Old Hollywood toned down the talky adaptation of the Guy de Maupassant novel, but it's still drama of a high order. 112m/B VHS . George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, Ann Dvorak, Frances Dee, John Carradine, Susan Douglas, Hugo Haas, Marie Wilson, Albert Bassermann, Warren William, Katherine Emery, Richard Fraser; D: Albert Lewin; W: Albert Lewin.