The Red and the Black

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  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1954
  • Running time: 113 min
The Red and the Black (French: Le rouge et le noir) is a 1954 French drama film directed by Claude Autant-Lara, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost, based on the novel The Red and the Black by Stendhal. read more

The Red and the Black (French: Le rouge et le noir) is a 1954 French drama film directed by Claude Autant-Lara, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost, based on the novel The Red and the Black by Stendhal. The film starred Gerard Philipe, Antonella Lualdi and Danielle Darrieux, and won the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics award for the best film of 1955 and the Grand Prix de l'Académie du Cinéma the same year. Shown in various versions, the film's length is generally given as 113 minutes. In Canada it was 171 minutes; a longer version in France was 185 minutes and at its New York opening it was 137 minutes.

Original Release

10/29/1954

US Release

04/08/1958

Cast

Gerard Philipe Julien Sorel
Danielle Darrieux Mme de Rénal
Antonella Lualdi Mathilde de La Mole
Jean Mercure Marquis de La Mole
Anna Maria Sandri Elisa
Jean Martinelli M. de Rénal
Claude Sylvain Amanda Binet
Suzanne Nivette Marquise de la Mole / La Marquise de la Mole
Jean-Marie Amato Le bottier
Pierre Jourdan Comte Altamira / Le Comte Altamira
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Claude Autant-Lara

Writers

Claude Autant-Lara, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Stendhal

Cast

Gerard Philipe Julien Sorel
Danielle Darrieux Mme de Rénal
Antonella Lualdi Mathilde de La Mole
Jean Mercure Marquis de La Mole
Anna Maria Sandri Elisa
Jean Martinelli M. de Rénal
Claude Sylvain Amanda Binet
Suzanne Nivette Marquise de la Mole / La Marquise de la Mole
Jean-Marie Amato Le bottier
Pierre Jourdan Comte Altamira / Le Comte Altamira
Raphaël Patorni Monsieur dans la foule / Le monsieur dans la foule
Robert Berri Palefrenier de Croisenoix / Le palefrenier de Croisenoix
Alexandre Rignault Le père Sorel
Jacques Varennes Le président du tribunal
Sylvain Un valet
Georges Wilson M. Binet
Georges Descrières M. de Croisenois
Mirko Ellis Norbert de La Mole
Albert Michel Le sonneur
Thomy Bourdelle

Producers

Editors

Madeleine Gug, Borys Lewin

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