The story of a gentle-hearted beast in love with a simple and beautiful girl. She is drawn to the repellent but strangely fascinating Beast, who tests her fidelity by giving her a key, telling her that if she doesn't return it to him by a specific time, he will die of grief. She is unable to return the key on time, but it is revealed that the Beast is the genuinely handsome one. A simple tale of tragic love that turns into a surreal vision of death, desire, and beauty.

  1. Jean Cocteau

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont


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  1. Jean Marais

    Jean Marais

    The Beast / The Prince / Avenant

  2. Josette Day

    Josette Day


  3. Marcel André

    Marcel André

    Belle's Father

  4. Mila Parély

    Mila Parély


  5. Nane Germon

    Nane Germon


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Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast


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Original Title La belle et la bête

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 29, 1946

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget -

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