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The Beauty of the Devil

ComedyDrama19501h 36m
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The Beauty of the Devil (1950)

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Comedy Drama 19501h 36m

Henri Faust, retiring after 50 years as a professor in a circa-1700 French university, despairs at the ravages of old age ... whereupon Mephistopheles, agent of Lucifer, appears as a virile, handsome young man and exchanges bodies with him to induce Faust to sign a pact to exchange his soul for renewed youth, riches and power. But though the "new" Faust is attracted by the material improvements in his life, he remains wary of signing, while Mephistopheles, now posing as the aged professor whose body he inhabits, must find a way to trick him into signing the pact - and dissuade him from the love of a gypsy girl who prays for his soul - or find himself damned by his own Master...The Beauty of the Devil featuring Michel Simon and Gérard Philipe is streaming with subscription on Kanopy, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, available for rent or purchase on Apple TV, and 3 others. It's a comedy and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (1,682 votes).

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#55,927 Ranked Movie

#997 Ranked in Religion Movies

#3939 Ranked in Movies on Kanopy

#13460 Ranked in Comedy Movies

The Beauty of the Devil has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (1,682 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Henri Faust, retiring after 50 years as a professor in a circa-1700 French university, despairs at the ravages of old age ... whereupon Mephistopheles, agent of Lucifer, appears as a virile, handsome young man and exchanges bodies with him to induce Faust to sign a pact to exchange his soul for renewed youth, riches and power. But though the "new" Faust is attracted by the material improvements in his life, he remains wary of signing, while Mephistopheles, now posing as the aged professor whose body he inhabits, must find a way to trick him into signing the pact - and dissuade him from the love of a gypsy girl who prays for his soul - or find himself damned by his own Master...

Age rating: N/A
Runtime: 1h 36m

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Related Genres: ComedyDrama
Related Tags: Religion
Country of origin: France
Available to watch on: Kanopy
Original Release Date: Jan 1, 1950