Beauty and the Beast (1987 film)

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Beauty and the Beast
Directed by Eugene Marner
Produced by Yoram Globus
Menahem Golan
Written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (novel)
Carole Lucia Satrina(screenplay)
Based on Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont
Starring John Savage
Rebecca De Mornay
Yossi Graber
Michael Schneider
Carmela Marner
Music by Lori McKelvey
Cinematography Avraham Karpick
Edited by Tova Asher
Golan-Globus Productions
Distributed by The Cannon Group
Release date
April 1987
West Germany:
30 September 1990
Running time
94 minutes
Country  USA
Language English

Beauty and the Beast (alternatively: Cannon Movie Tales: Beauty and the Beast in United States, Die Schöne und das Biest in West Germany, La Bella e la Bestia in Italy, La Belle et la Bête in France) is a 1987 American/Israeli musical film, part of the 1980 film series Cannon Movie Tales. It is a contemporary version of the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. The movie was filmed entirely in Israel, and the taglines were: "The monster they feared was the prince she loved" and "The classic fairy tale about seeing with your heart".


A wealthy merchant lives an affluent life with his two sons, Oliver and Frederick, and three daughters, Bettina, Isabella and Beauty. Beauty, the youngest daughter, is the caretaker of her family; without her, none of the family can look after themselves, and she is constantly taking care of her siblings. Despite this, Beauty is not frustrated, but she wonders what she would do with her life if she did not devote it to her family.

After the merchant loses his wealth in a storm at sea, the family must renounce their luxurious life and move to the countryside, with Beauty once again taking charge. After a time, the family hear that their wealth may be returned, for a ship has made it to port. To celebrate, the father promises his children gifts of luxury, but Beauty merely wants a rose. The merchant realises it was a lost cause, for he is still as poor as he was when he left, and returns. He stops off at a beautiful castle where an unseen host treats him to good food and a warm bed. However, the old man plucks a rose from the garden, and the host demands that Beauty come live with him as punishment. Beauty moves to the castle, and is alone for the first time in her life. Therefore, she realises what she wants to do with her life, and realises that the Beast is not a complete monster.



  • "Without Us"
Music and Lyrics by Lori McKelvey
Performed by Rebecca De Mornay, Carmela Marner, Ruth Harlap, Jack Messinger and Nick Curtis
  • "This Life Is For Me"
Music and Lyrics by Lori McKelvey
Performed by George Little
  • "If You See With Your Heart"
Music and Lyrics by Lori McKelvey
Performed by Rebecca De Mornay' and 'John Savage'
  • "Wish For The Moon"
Music and Lyrics by Lori McKelvey
Performed by Rebecca De Mornay and John Savage

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