At the Conservatory of Vienna the student only have eyes for their beautiful singing teacher, tenor Eric Walter. Read More »
Tag Archives: Jean Marais
Eternal Return (L’Eternel Retour) translates the Tristan and Isolde legend into contemporary (e.g. 1939) terms. Read More »
Duke Philippe de Nevers is an influential and popular man who is married to a beautiful wife called Aurore. Read More »
Stanislas Dubois is the manager of a successful advertising agency. One day, he comes up against an imposing woman who foists on him a cumbersome painting by Cézanne. Read More »
S.O.S. Noronha (1957) Georges Rouquier, Jean Marais, Yves Massard, José Lewgoy, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Story of a group of radio-men, on the isle of Noronha, off the coast of Brazil, whose post was attacked by escaped convicts Read More »
Voyage sans espoir / Voyage Without Hope (1943) Christian-Jaque, Simone Renant, Jean Marais, Paul Bernard, Drama
All the action takes place in darkness, in a runaway train where two mysterious men meet Read More »
Exiled from the court of Spain, Don Salluste, the chief of police, wants to take revenge on the Queen. Read More »
Le gentleman de Cocody (1965) Christian-Jaque, Jean Marais, Liselotte Pulver, Philippe Clay, Adventure
An Embassy attache and a butterfly hunter become involved in a treasure hunt between two rival gangs. Read More »
Le miracle des loups / The Miracle of the Wolves (1961) André Hunebelle, Jean Marais, Rosanna Schiaffino, Roger Hanin, Action, Adventure, Drama
Charles le Temeraire asks in marriage Jeanne de Beauvais, daughter of King Louis XI, wishing to get her valuable lands in dowry. Read More »
La belle et la bête / Beauty and the Beast (1946) Jean Cocteau, René Clément, Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Adélaïde, Belle, Félicie and Ludovic are young adult siblings who once lived in grandeur until their father’s merchant ships were lost at sea. The family is now near ruin, but Adélaïde and Félicie nonetheless still squander away the family money on themselves and keeping beautiful, whereas Belle slaves around the house, doting on her father. Ludovic detests his two spoiled sisters, but is protective of Belle, especially with his friend Avenant, a handsome scoundrel who wants to marry Belle. Crossing the forest one dark and stormy evening, the father gets lost and takes refuge in a fantastical castle. Upon leaving, he steals a blossom off a rose bush, which Belle requested. The castle’s resident, an angry beast, sentences him to one of two options for the theft of the rose: his own death, or that of one of his daughters. As she feels she is the cause of her father’s predicament (despite her sisters asking for far more lavish gifts), Belle sacrifices herself to the beast.
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Les parents terribles / The Storm Within (1948) Jean Cocteau, Jean Marais, Josette Day, Yvonne de Bray, Drama
When Michel, who’s 22, tells his parents he is in love, his mother Yvonne is distraught, believing she will lose his love (which is the center of her life), and his father Georges is distressed because it is Georges’ mistress, Madeleine, whom his son loves. Yvonne and Georges financially and emotionally depend on Michel’s maiden aunt, Léo, who was once engaged to Georges but gave him up to her sister. Léo resolves to help them separate Michel and Madeleine, choreographs an elaborate meeting at Madeleine’s flat where Georges concocts a lie that Madeleine feels she must embrace, and the lovers part. Aunt Léo then has a change of heart and tries to put everything right.
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Le château de verre / The Glass Castle (1950) René Clément, Michèle Morgan, Jean Marais, Jean Servais, Drama
Laurent Bertal is a successful attorney who lives in Berne with his beautiful and adoring wife Evelyne. Theirs appears to be the perfect marriage, but while on holiday in Italy Evelyne falls in love with a young Frenchman, Rémy. While Evelyne is profoundly unsettled by this romantic entanglement, Rémy regards it as a mere distraction and soon heads back to Paris where he lives with his mistress, Marion. One day, Evelyne is overjoyed when she receives an invitation from Rémy to spend a weekend with him in Paris. The morning after their first night together in Rémy’s apartment, Evelyne accidentally breaks a glass ornament in the shape of a castle. The incident proves to be an omen of bad luck.
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Le secret de Mayerling / The Secret of Mayerling (1949) Jean Delannoy, Jean Marais, Dominique Blanchar, Jean Debucourt, Drama
Around 1889 takes place the so-called Mayerling Incident: it is the crown prince of the Austrian empire and his dead lover. Suicide or murder?
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