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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 and features title creature make-up by the legendary Jack Pierce.
|Beauty and the Beast|
|Directed by||Edward L. Cahn|
|Screenplay by||George Bruce|
Orville H. Hampton
|Based on||Beauty and the Beast|
by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
|Produced by||Edward Small (executive)|
Robert E. Kent
|Edited by||Robert Carlisle|
|Music by||Hugo Friedhofer|
Harvard Film Corporation
|Distributed by||United Artists|
Shot in Technicolor and distributed by United Artists, the film is the first English language live action screen adaptation of the fairy tale story. Edward Small, the film's executive producer, described it as a "fairytale for everybody - no messages, no menace."