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The Private Affairs of Bel Ami

The Private Affairs of Bel Ami

Director: Albert Lewin Cast: George Sanders
George Sanders
, David Bond
David Bond
, Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
, Ann Dvorak
Ann Dvorak
Albert Lewin
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami

The Private Affairs of Bel Ami

Director: Albert Lewin Cast: George Sanders
George Sanders
, David Bond
David Bond
, Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
, Ann Dvorak
Ann Dvorak
Albert Lewin

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Overview

Writer/director Albert Lewin, ever on the lookout for esoteric story material that would accommodate his fascination with Egyptian sculpture and feline symbolism, managed to inject both into The Private Affairs of Bel Ami. Though based on a Guy de Maupassant story, Bel Ami seems to have been written by Oscar Wilde, another of Lewin's pets (e.g. The Picture of Dorian Gray). George Sanders plays an epigrammatic Parisian journalist, who rises to the top through the "kindnesses" of the various influential women that he's seduced and abandoned. This 19th-century rake's progress is ultimately halted by a duel, and somehow we're sorry that we don't get to see Sanders pull off at least one more caddish trick to save himself. Echoes from Lewin's previous works include his insertion of a Technicolor sequence (as he'd done in Dorian Gray and The Moon and Sixpence). George Sanders' stepping-stone ladies include Angela Lansbury, Frances Dee, Ann Dvorak, Marie Wilson, Katherine Emery and Susan Douglas.


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Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2016
UPC: 0887090120005
Original Release: 1947
Rating: NR
Source: Olive
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 36,164

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Sanders Georges Duroy/Bel Ami
David Bond Norbert de Varenne
Angela Lansbury Clothilde de Marelle
Ann Dvorak Madeleine Forestier
Frances Dee Marie de Varenne
John Carradine Charles Forestier
Susan Douglas Suzanne Walter
Jean del Val Commissioner
Katherine Emery Mme. Walter
Richard Fraser Philippe de Cantel
John Good Paul de Cazolics
Karolyn Grimes Laurine de Marelle
Hugo Haas Monsieur Walter
Lumsden Hare Mayor of Canteleu
Olaf Hytten Keeper of the seals
Leonard Mudie Potin
Wyndham Standing Count de Vaudrec
Charles Trowbridge Lawyer
Warren William Laroche-Mathieu
Marie Wilson Rachel Michot
Albert Basserman Jacques Rival
Betty Fairfax Louise
C. Montague Shaw Surgeon
Larry Steers Second Surgeon

Technical Credits
Albert Lewin Director,Screenwriter
Robert Aldrich Asst. Director
Edward Boyle Set Decoration/Design
Irving Drutman Songwriter
Al Joseph Editor
Jack Lawrence Songwriter
David L. Loew Producer
Ernst Matray Choreography
Maria Matray Choreography
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Darius Milhaud Score Composer
Norma Costumes/Costume Designer
F. Paul Sylos Art Director
Gordon Wiles Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
1. Chapter 1 [8:11]
2. Chapter 2 [13:40]
3. Chapter 3 [14:07]
4. Chapter 4 [14:21]
5. Chapter 5 [8:52]
6. Chapter 6 [5:33]
7. Chapter 7 [15:39]
8. Chapter 8 [17:43]
9. Chapter 9 [13:40]
10. Chapter 10 [:11]

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