DirectorRene Clair Music directorGeorges Van Parys CountryFrance / Italy
Release date14 November 1952 (France)
April 1954 (USA) WriterRene Clair (scenario), Rene Clair (adaptation), Pierre Barillet (adaptation), Jean-Pierre Gredy (adaptation), Rene Clair (dialogue), Gian Luigi Rondi (credited in Italian version only) Initial releaseNovember 14, 1952 (France) ScreenplayRene Clair, Jean-Pierre Gredy, Gian Luigi Rondi, Pierre Barillet CastGérard Philipe (Claude), Gina Lollobrigida (Leila), Raymond Bussières (Roger), Martine Carol (Edmee) Similar moviesGuardians of the Galaxy, Youth, The Jewel of the Nile, The Pianist, Eventyret om den vidunderlige musik, Helicopter String Quartet
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Les Belles de nuit (US title: Beauties of the Night) is a 1952 French language motion picture fantasy directed and written by René Clair who co-produced with Angelo Rizzoli. The film stars Gérard Philipe, Martine Carol, Gina Lollobrigida and Magali Vendeuil. It was nominated the Venice Film Festival for Golden Lion (René Clair).
Impoverished piano teacher and composer Claude (Gérard Philipe) fantasizes about seducing beautiful rich women. One night a promising dream turns into a nightmare in which he's chased by the violent husbands and brothers of his lovers. He gets up and tries to stay awake for fear of feeling haunted again. Then he meets his neighbour Suzanne (Magali Vendeuil) who resembles a woman from his dream.
Gérard Philipe as Claude
Martine Carol as Edmee
Gina Lollobrigida as Leila / Cashier
Magali Vendeuil as Suzanne
Marilyn Buferd as Madame Bonacieux / Postal clerk
Raymond Bussières as Roger the mechanic
Raymond Cordy as Suzanne's father Gaston / Marquis
Bernard La Jarrige as Léon, le gendarme / Leon the gendarme