Beauty of the Devil

Directed by René Clair

Year: 1950
Running Time: 96
Color Type: Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Country: France
Language: French (English subtitles)
Genres: Drama
Shop Home Video

Beauty of the Devil

Cast
Gerard Philipe
Michel Simon
Nicole Besnard

Crew
Directed by René Clair


Professor Henri Faust, retiring after 50 years as an alchemist in a circa-1700 university, despairs at still knowing nothing of the true secrets of nature...whereupon his old acquaintance Mephistopheles, servant of Lucifer, appears and grants him youth and a new life. But with youth, Faust's interest is diverted from science to women. And Mephistopheles, who has taken on the guise of the elderly Faust that was, sets many snares for his young friend's slippery soul.

Michel Simon and Gerard Philipe star in this imaginative retelling of the Faust legend. Approaching the end of his life, a prominent professor of alchemy (Simon) makes a bargain with the devil that will gain him youth, fame, and riches in exchange for his soul. Master filmmaker Rene Clair creates an allegorical fantasy that is at times both whimsical and tragicomic.

Reviews

"A sweeping, lavishly mounted, fascinating, imaginative restatement of the Faust legend." - The New York Times

 

"One of the great films." - The New York Herald Tribune

Hi-Res Poster

Trailer Embed Code

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2021 at 2:49pm
RT' @cinema_strikes': #NowWatching Wife of a Spy (2020) - Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s latest is an atypical wartime thriller/marital drama. Yu Aoi and…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2021 at 1:10pm
“Yu Aoi’s performance is a celebration of the cathartic possibilities of melodrama as she emphatically yells, cries…' https://t.co/7wSSh6DHPS'
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2021 at 11:00am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon on Blu-ray! Brand New 4K Master! The Horse Soldiers (1959) Starring John Wayne, William Holden & Constanc…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2021 at 10:32am
“There is no new wave, only the sea.” – Claude Chabrol (1930-2010) We just released BLUEBEARD (1963) and BLUE PANT…' https://t.co/PgCTcKzKl7'
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2021 at 10:18am
RT' @TrailersFromHel': The sketch anthology “Amazon Women on the Moon,” from the minds of TFH Gurus' @joe_dante' & John Landis plus a host of o…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 18 2021 at 3:00pm
RT' @zeitgeistfilms': 🩰🎬 IN BALANCHINE'S CLASSROOM is a Critic's Pick in the New York Times! 🏆 Now playing in NYC at' @filmforumnyc' and in se…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 18 2021 at 3:00pm
RT' @zeitgeistfilms': IN BALANCHINE’S CLASSROOM “explores some essential truths — about art, about life, about the endless pursuit of both.”…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 18 2021 at 2:54pm
RT' @Carlos_Film': Today IDENTIFYING FEATURES (Sin señas particulares) is screening on the big screen in LA at' @holamexicoff' at the Regal Dow…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 18 2021 at 12:15pm
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s WIFE OF A SPY is co-written by Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car, Happy Hour) and stars 2021…' https://t.co/2B34J3Dzrj'
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 18 2021 at 11:00am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon! Golden Earrings (1947) Starring Marlene Dietrich & Ray Milland – Shot by Daniel L. Fapp (The Great Escap…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com