Beauties of the Night
Beauties of the Night (1954)

Director René Clair insisted that his 1952 production Beauties of the Night (Les Belles du Nuit) was intended as a comic variation on Griffith's multipart Intolerance (1916). The Clair film deals with a disillusioned music teacher… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 1, 1954
DVD Release Date: August 25, 1995
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It is eminently pleasing to this old film hand to discover that Rene Clair still has an amiable feeling -- and a talent -- for the craft of cinema.

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Film4

Ceaselessly inventive.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

[An] engaging fantasy.

TV Guide

With such a bizarre premise it would seem that the film could easily get out of hand. Yet, with a master such as Clair at the helm, the plot development remains under control, offering some delightful insights.

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