The Proud and the Beautiful

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The Proud and the Beautiful

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The Proud and the Beautiful

Release Date: November 25, 1953

Year    :   1953
Slogan    :   «Strips Bare of Prim Morality a Side of Love That Women Won't Admit - Even to Themselves!»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Reforma Films, Compagnie Industrielle et Commerciale Cinématographique (CICC)
Director    :   Yves Allégret
Producers    :   Salvador Elizondo
Writers    :   Jean-Paul Sartre, Yves Allégret, Yves Allégret, Jean Aurenche
RunTime    :   103 mins.

The first to die in an epidemic of meningitis in Vera Cruz is a French tourist. His wife Nellie, detached and indifferent, feels little grief and realizes that her coldness is her own doom. Over the next two days, she is attracted to George, a local drunk who does odd jobs for brothels and dances grotesquely for tourists in exchange for drinks. George has his own dark secret, a tragedy he caused that leaves him with a death wish. In assisting the local doctor to cope with the epidemic, these two emotional cripples enable each other to rediscover reasons to live and to love.

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