The Proud and the Beautiful
|The Proud and the Beautiful
|Directed by||Yves Allégret
Rafael E. Portas
|Produced by||Raymond Borderie
|Written by||Jean-Paul Sartre
(scenario and dialogue)
Carlos López Moctezuma
Roberto Manuel Mendoza
|Music by||Mexican music selected by Paul Misraki|
|Edited by||Claude Nicole|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures (France)|
|November 25, 1953 (France)|
|Language||French and sub-titled Spanish|
The Proud and the Beautiful (French: Les Orgueilleux, sub-title : Alvarado ) is a 1953 Franco-Mexican co-production drama directed by Yves Allégret. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Story; the nomination officially went to Jean-Paul Sartre.
(which lets foresee the plot without unveiling it ...)
- Michèle Morgan as Nellie, a beautiful French tourist, whose husband suddenly dies, leaving her without resource in a foreign squalid village.
- Gérard Philipe as Georges, a castaway drunkard, bubble of the local mob, formerly French M.D.
- Carlos López Moctezuma as el doctor ( the local worn-out M.D.).
- Roberto Manuel Mendoza as Don Rodrigo (the local god-father, a typical bullying macho).
- Michèle Cordoue as Anna (Don Rodrigo's harsh and vulgar French wife).
- André Toffel as Tom, French tourist stopping to die of meningitis in Alvarado.
- Arturo Soto Rangel as the local priest.
- The inhabitants of Alvarado.
- Alvarado itself ( a little town on the Mexico Gulf Coast, state of Vera-Cruz, consterned by the meningitis plague on a canicular Holy Friday day. Its appalling heat, gusts of grating bells, bursts of crackers and beseting huapango music put everybody's nerves on edge).
- Luis Buñuel, as one of the repugnant Don Rodrigo's gun-bearers. The realistic-satirical description of the plague, along with numerous local spicy private jokes in the abundant Spanish part of the dialogue certainly owes a lot to the guest-star's presence.
- The Proud and the Beautiful at the Internet Movie Database
- Les Orgueilleux at Dvdrama
- Les Orgueilleux at Films de France
- The Proud and the Beautiful at AllMovie
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