The Red and the Black (film)

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The Red and the Black
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theatrical poster
Directed by Claude Autant-Lara
Produced by Henry Deutschmeister
Gianni Hecht Lucari
Screenplay by Jean Aurenche
Pierre Bost
Claude Autant-Lara
Music by René Cloërec
Cinematography Michel Kelber
Edited by Madeleine Gug
Franco London Films
Documento Film
Distributed by Distributors Corporation of America (US)
Release date
29 October 1954 (France)
8 April 1958 (USA)
Running time
113 - 185 min.
Country Italy / France
Language French

The Red and the Black (French: Le rouge et le noir) 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.[1] 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 it was 171 minutes; a longer version in France was 185 minutes and at its New York opening it was 137 minutes.



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487. 

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