Beauties of the Night


1h 27m 1952

Brief Synopsis

Young Claude, teacher by day, is a struggling composer by night. Alas, everyone around him seems to prefer noise to music. But in his dreams, he lives in other eras where he is appreciated, lionized, and the conquerer of delicious women (idealized forms of women he's seen in waking life). The dreams are suitably dreamlike, yet have a kind of reality, for he revisits them after waking. The conflict between waking and dream worlds leads to amusing, strange, even fantastic situations. Which world will prevail?

Film Details

Also Known As
Les Belles du Nuit
Release Date
1952

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Synopsis

A struggling young composer begins to drift into a dream world where he finds himself accomplishing great feats, conquering beautiful women, and taking on superb adventures. Soon, his friends and neighbors think he's going mad, but he finds incredible pleasure out of it, even incorporating them into his fantasies.

Film Details

Also Known As
Les Belles du Nuit
Release Date
1952

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

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Miscellaneous Notes

Voted One of the Year's Ten Best Foreign Films by the 1954 National Board of Review.

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1952 Venice Film Festival.

Winner of the International Critics Award at the 1952 Vienna Film Festival.

Released in United States 1954

Released in United States October 1952

Released in United States September 1952

Shown at the Veince Film Festival September 1952.

Shown at Viennale International Film Festival in Vienna October 1952.

Released in United States 1954

Released in United States October 1952 (Shown at Viennale International Film Festival in Vienna October 1952.)

Released in United States September 1952 (Shown at the Veince Film Festival September 1952.)