A film directed by Jean Cocteau 1950 - 96 minutes - Black & White - Mono - 1.37
This 1950 update of the Orphic myth by Jean Cocteau depicts a famous poet (Jean Marais) scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife Eurydice (Marie Déa) and a mysterious princess (Maria Casarès). Seeking inspiration, the poet follows the princess from the world of the living to the land of the dead through Cocteau's famous mirrored portal.
Jean Marais François Périer María Casares Marie Déa Henri Crémieux Juliette Gréco Roger Blin Edouard Dermithe Maurice Carnège René Worms Raymond Faure Pierre Bertin Jacques Varennes
Orphée Heurtebise The Princess - Death Eurydice L'éditeur Aglaonice The Poet Jacques Cégeste Judge Judge Journaliste Le commissaire Judge
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France Release Date: September 29, 1950 US Release Date: November 29, 1950