Beauty and the Beast (1962 film)

Beauty and the Beast
Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Produced by Edward Small (executive)
Robert E. Kent
Screenplay by George Bruce
Orville H. Hampton
Based on Beauty and the Beast
by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Starring Joyce Taylor
Mark Damon
Music by Hugo Friedhofer
Cinematography Gilbert Warrenton
Edited by Robert Carlisle
Harvard Film Corporation
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • June 29, 1962 (1962-06-29) (West Germany)
  • December 8, 1962 (1962-12-08) (United States)
Running time
77 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Beauty and the Beast is a 1962 American romantic fantasy film directed by Edward L. Cahn and starring Joyce Taylor and Mark Damon. It is based on the 18th century fairy tale Beauty and the Beast written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont[1] and features title creature make-up by the legendary Jack Pierce.

Shot in Technicolor and distributed by United Artists,[1] the film is the first English language live action screen adaptation of the fairy tale story.[2] Edward Small, the film's executive producer, described it as a "fairytale for everybody - no messages, no menace."[3]


See also


  1. 1 2 Blum, Daniel, ed. (1963). Daniel Blum's Screen World 1963. Biblo & Tannen Publishers. p. 129. ISBN 0-819-60304-X.
  2. Scheuer, Philip K. (May 1, 1961). "Andrew Stone Will Produce War Tale: Civic to Stage 'The Balcony'; 'Beauty and Beast' Refilmed". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. C11.
  3. Hopper, Hedda (January 6, 1961). "Sea Movie Will Mark Pidgeon Film Return". Chicago Daily Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. p. B12.

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