Night & Day Archives » Night & Day

Beauty and the Beast

by

comment
The theory that love can cause crazy things to happen has been repeatedly put to the test through numerous adaptations of the French fantasy, Beauty and the Beast. An enchanting girl named Belle tames a savage beast, whipping the creature into a lustful frenzy -- what's more French than that? In 1946, the famed poet/auteur Jean Cocteau translated this magical tale to the big screen. Heralded as a classic, the movie's stunning visuals, emotional angst and fearless passion are capped by amazing performances from Jean Marais and Josette Day. Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast screens tonight as part of the Classic French Film Series and the Webster Film Series.

7:30 p.m. Fri., Mar. 13. Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487 or www.webster.edu/filmseries). $10 to $12.
Fri., March 13, 7:30 p.m., 2015

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.