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Private Affairs of Bel Ami, The (UA 1947, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury)

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A juicy adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s novel, ‘Bel Ami’, performed by an excellent cast. Set in Paris in the 1880s, it is a chronicle of a young cad (George Sanders) who makes his way by charming women out of money and influence and throwing them away when he gets what he wants. But he misses out on a true love with Angela Lansbury.

The 1885 novel by de Maupassant has been adapted in at least five different languages and by film directors in at least seven different countries.

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USA | United Artists | 112 minutes | 1947

Director: Albert Lewin
Producer: David Loew
Original Story: Guy de Maupassant
Director of Photography: Russell Metty
Editing: Albrecht Joseph
Music:Darius Milhaud
Script: Albert Lewin

cast
John George as Vendor (uncredited)
John Carradine as Charles Forestier
George Sanders as Georges Duroy
Ann Dvorak as Madeleine Forestier
Angela Lansbury as Clotilde de Marelle
Susan Douglas Rubes as Suzanne Walter (as Susan Douglas)
Hugo Haas as Monsieur Walter
Warren William as Laroche-Mathieu
Frances Dee as Marie de Varenne
Albert Bassermann as Jacques Rival
Marie Wilson as Rachel Michot
Katherine Emery as Madame Walter
Richard Fraser as Philippe de Cantel
John Good as Paul de Cazolles

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