The Beauty of the Devil
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 The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, and available for rent or purchase on PlayStation Store. It's a comedy and drama movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 100% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (1,228 votes).
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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).
Available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (PlayStation Store).
Not available to watch free online.
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
#746 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#1014 Ranked in Religion Movies
#1309 Ranked in Fantasy Movies
The Beauty of the Devil has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 100% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (1,228 votes). The movie is not at all popular with Reelgood users lately.