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The Private Affairs of Bel Ami

The Private Affairs of Bel Ami(1947)

Also Known As: Bel Ami | Guy de Maupassant's The Private Affairs of Bel Ami |

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Brief Synopsis

Writer Georges Duroy (George Sanders) is one social-climbing S.O.B. who does most of his climbing over the warm (and cold) bodies of women. He begins with Rachel (Marie Wilson), a hanger-on in the cafes and Folies Bergere crowd, and then moves on to dally with Clotilde de Morelle (Angela Lansbury.) Always striving to move upward on the social scale, he ditches her to marry Madeleine Forestier (Ann Dvorak). Now he gets on the fast track. He persuades Madame Walter (Katherine Emery), the wife of his publisher, to fall in love with him, and then compromises Madeleine to frame a divorce, so he can pursue Madame Walter's daughter, Suzanne (Susan Douglas, before somebody decided her later-married name was her most-often used screen name.) He moves along so well that ere long he is in legal position to usurp the title of one of France's most noble houses. The moral, at the end, is it is okay to mess with French women, but triffling with French titles is going too far.

Cast & Crew

Albert Lewin Director
George Sanders Georges Duroy
Angela Lansbury Clotilde [de Marelle]
Ann Dvorak Madeleine Forestier
John Carradine Charles Forestier
Susan Douglas Suzanne [Walter]
Hugo Haas Monsieur Walter
Warren William Laroche-Mathieu
Frances Dee Marie de Varenne
Albert Basserman Jacques Rival
Katherine Emery Madame Walter
Richard Fraser Philippe de Cantel
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Paris, Texas: Oct 1946
Release Date:  1947 Production Date:  EB*; UCLA; AFI
2 prints-16mm safety; 3 reels of 3 (ca. 4800 ft.) +e Oct 93
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  United Artists Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Loew-Lewin, Inc.
Duration(mins):  110 or 112 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Scorcese has helped to preserve this.

    el debbo 2014-02-10

    Anything by de Maupassant will be detailed and intriguing, but not too happy. At first I was taken aback by the clean surreal sets created to depict... MORE>

  • The Private Affairs of Bel Ami

    Arlette Gaffrey 2011-08-17

    I love this movie and I can't understand why it 's not on DVD. And I can no longer get any VHS that might have it. VHS is now obsolete. I saw in... MORE>

  • Dark and Fascinating

    Deborah Henderson 2010-02-27

    This is a very well-written, beautifully acted and absorbing. I simply don't understand why it is not available on DVD. I've worn out my VHS... MORE>