Release dateJune 29, 1962 (1962-06-29) (West Germany)
December 8, 1962 (1962-12-08) (United States) Based onBeauty and the Beast
by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont WriterGeorge Bruce (screenplay), Orville H. Hampton (screenplay), Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (fairy tale) Story byJeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont CastJoyce Taylor, Mark Damon, Eduard Franz, Michael Pate, Merry Anders, Meg Wyllie Similar moviesRelated Edward L Cahn movies
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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.
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."