Beauty and the Beast (1962 film)

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Beauty and the Beast is a 1962 American romantic fantasy film directed by Edward L. Cahn and starring Joyce Taylor and Mark Damon. It is based on the 18th century fairy tale Beauty and the Beast written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont[1] and features title creature make-up by the legendary Jack Pierce.

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Beauty and the Beast
Directed byEdward L. Cahn
Screenplay byGeorge Bruce
Orville H. Hampton
Based onBeauty and the Beast
by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Produced byEdward Small (executive)
Robert E. Kent
StarringJoyce Taylor
Mark Damon
CinematographyGilbert Warrenton
Edited byRobert Carlisle
Music byHugo Friedhofer
Harvard Film Corporation
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release dates
  • June 29, 1962 (1962-06-29) (West Germany)
  • December 8, 1962 (1962-12-08) (United States)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States

Shot in Technicolor and distributed by United Artists,[1] the film is the first English language live action screen adaptation of the fairy tale story.[2] Edward Small, the film's executive producer, described it as a "fairytale for everybody - no messages, no menace."[3]