Beauty of the Devil

Directed by René Clair
Starring Michel Simon, Gérard Philipe, Nicole Besnard
Run time 95 min

Professor Henri Faust, retiring after 50 years as an alchemist in a circa-1700 university, despairs at still knowing nothing of the true secrets of nature...whereupon his old acquaintance Mephistopheles, servant of Lucifer, appears and grants him youth and a new life. But with youth, Faust's interest is diverted from science to women. And Mephistopheles, who has taken on the guise of the elderly Faust that was, sets many snares for his young friend's slippery soul.

Name Role
René Clair Director
René Clair Writer
Armand Salacrou Writer
Michel Simon Cast Member
Gérard Philipe Cast Member
Nicole Besnard Cast Member
Country Italy, France
Original Language French
Subtitles English
Run time 95 min
Year Completed 1950