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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.

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Edward L. Cahn

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George Bruce (screenplay), Orville H. Hampton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Joyce Taylor ... Althea
Mark Damon ... Eduardo
Eduard Franz ... Orsini
Michael Pate ... Bruno
Merry Anders ... Sybil
Dayton Lummis Dayton Lummis ... Roderick
Walter Burke ... Grimaldi
Alexander Lockwood Alexander Lockwood ... Man
Meg Wyllie ... Woman
Charles Wagenheim Charles Wagenheim ... Mario
Herman Rudin Herman Rudin ... Pasquale
Jon Silo Jon Silo ... Benito
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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>

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From the long ago and far away - the tale of fear and love that will never die! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bela e a Fera See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Fun Costume Picture
13 March 2005 | by raphael65See all my reviews

I think that this film is unfairly maligned. It does not purport to be an adaptation of the original story, the most famous version of which was written by Madame Le Prince de Beaumont and published in 1756. This film is admittedly not as haunting as the version starring George C. Scott, which was made for TV in 1976 and stuck quite close (as did Jean Cocteau's artistic masterpiece) to the original French fairy tale. It should, however, be appreciated for what it is: a glossy Technicolor fantasy from the producer who brought us the excellent fantasy film "Jack the Giant Killer," which was released in the same year and features some of the same actors. It has the same evocative opening, which shows a story-book opening up and inviting the viewer into its magical world. The same opening is found in Disney's "Snow White," "Cinderella," and "Sleeping Beauty."

I cannot fathom why some viewers say that the sets are "cardboard"; I personally feel that the castle sets are quite convincing and solid-looking. The costumes are also lovely. Granted, Joyce Taylor is not a great actress and not really as pretty to look at as Mark Damon, who plays the duke/beast. I think he delivers a solid performance, although the script hardly gives him the opportunity to show how well he can act, which he most certainly did two years earlier in Roger Corman's horror masterpiece, "House of Usher." There is a great cast of character actors: the ever-slimy Michael Pate and the little-known and under-appreciated Walter Burke, who plays the part of the villain's henchman to creepy perfection. Another asset is the beast make-up created by the legendary Jack P. Pierce, who was the artist behind the monster make-up for the Frankenstein monster and the Wolf Man (the curse on Eduardo, Mark Damon's character, is actually like that of the one imposed upon Lon Chaney Jr.'s character in the latter film). Finally, we have the requisite happy ending. This is a good family film. Don't expect high art. I am sure the makers of the movie did not set out with that aim in mind.


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