Le Rouge et le Noir (1954 film)

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Le Rouge et le Noir
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theatrical poster
Directed by Claude Autant-Lara
Produced by Henry Deutschmeister
Gianni Hecht Lucari
Music by René Cloërec
Cinematography Michel Kelber
Edited by Madeleine Gug
Production
  company
Franco London Films
Documento Film
Distributed by Distributors Corporation of America (US)
Release date(s) 29 October 1954 (France)
8 April 1958 (USA)
Running time 113 - 185 min.
Country Italy / France
Language French

Le rouge et le noir (English: The Red and the Black) is a 1954 French drama film directed by Claude Autant-Lara, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost, based on the novel The Red and the Black by Stendhal. The film starred Gerard Philipe, Antonella Lualdi and Danielle Darrieux, and won the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics award for the best film of 1955 and the Grand Prix de l'Académie du Cinéma the same year.

Shown in various versions, the film's length is generally given as 113 minutes. In Canada is was 171 minutes; a longer version in France was 185 minutes and at its New York opening it was 137 minutes.

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