La Belle et la bête (1899)

France,
35mm film, black and white
silent

A French fantasy film made by Pathé Frères. It was the first adaptation of the famous fairy story.

Plot Summary

A beautiful young woman comes to love a hideous monster, freeing him from a curse and allowing him to turn back into a handsome prince.

Alternative Titles

– English language title

References

Books

  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.41 – credits
  • Horror in Silent Films: A Filmography, 1896-1929 by Roy Kinnard p.12
  • by Walt Lee p.30 – credits