Behold Beatrice

Behold Beatrice or Beatrice's Temptation (French: Béatrice devant le désir) is a 1944 French drama film directed by Jean de Marguenat and starring Fernand Ledoux, Jules Berry and Renée Faure.[1] It features an early performance by the future star Simone Signoret.[2]

Behold Beatrice
Directed byJean de Marguenat
Produced byGeorges Maurer
Jacques Sicre]]
Written byPierre Frondaie (novel)
Jean de Marguenat
Charles de Peyret-Chappuis
StarringFernand Ledoux
Jules Berry
Renée Faure
Music byMario Cazes
André Sablon
Georges Van Parys
CinematographyFred Langenfeld
Edited by Raymond Louveau
Société Cinématographique Méditerranéenne de Production
Distributed byUnion Française de Production Cinématographique
Release date
8 March 1944
Running time
97 minutes

It was shot at the Victorine Studios in the southern French city of Nice. The film's sets were designed by the art director Georges Wakhévitch.



  1. Goble p.168
  2. Hayward p.4


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
  • Hayward, Susan. Simone Signoret: The Star as Cultural Sign. A&C Black, 2004.
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