LA BELLA E LA BESTIA
(Beauty and the Beast)
1976, regia di Fielder Cook
Scheda: Nazione: USA-GB - Produzione: Palm Films Ltd. - Distribuzione: National Broadcasting Company - Soggetto: dalla fiaba di Madame Le Prince de Beaumont - Sceneggiatura: Sherman Yellen - Fotografia: Paul Beeson, Jack Hildyard - Montaggio: Freddie Wilson - Art Direction: Elliot Scott - Costumi: Albert Wolsky - Musiche: Ron Goodwin - Formato: Color - Durata: 90'.
Cast: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Virginia McKenna, Bernard Lee, Patricia Quinn, Michael N. Harbour, William Relton.
Trama e commenti: Dal Dizionario Farinotti - Dal sito film.spettacolo.virgilio.it - Dal sito kataweb.it: «Rifacimento per la TV del film (1945) di J. Cocteau. Decoroso, corretto, ma senza particolari pregi. Sotto il trucco Scott gigioneggia con efficacia».
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: Dal sito IMDb - Dal sito entertainment.msn.com - Dal sito eofftv.com - answers.com - Dal sito movies2.nytimes.com: «This Hallmark Hall of Fame adaptation of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast stars George C. Scott and his wife Trish Van Devere in the title roles -- and it should not take a rocket scientist to determine who plays what role. It all begins when Edward Beaumont (Bernard Lee) makes the fatal error of offending a bestial nobleman (Scott), whose ugly, boarlike countenance seemingly reflects a malevolent personality. To save her father from harm, Edward's gorgeous daughter, Belle (Van Devere), agrees to live as a permanent guest in the beast's huge, forboding mansion. Although he has all the resources of magic and mysticism at his beck and call, the Beast comes to the melancholy conclusion that the otherwise dutiful Belle will never consent to become his bride. But miracles do happen, and the virtuous Belle is able to burrow through the Beast's hideous façade and reveal the kindly, fragile soul within -- and in so doing, she herself grows and matures as a human being. Though not quite in the same league as Jean Cocteau's immortal 1946 film version of the same story, this Beauty and the Beast definitely has its moments ...» (Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide).