The Beautiful Adventure (1942 film)

The Beautiful Adventure (French: La Belle aventure) is a 1942 French romantic comedy film directed by Marc Allégret and starring Claude Dauphin, Micheline Presle and Louis Jourdan. It is based on a play by Gaston Arman de Caillavet, Robert de Flers and Étienne Rey.

The Beautiful Adventure
Directed byMarc Allégret
Written byÉtienne Rey (play)
Robert de Flers (play)
Gaston Arman de Caillavet (play)
Jean Bernard-Luc
Georges Neveux
Marcel Achard
StarringClaude Dauphin
Micheline Presle
Music byGeorges Auric
CinematographyLéonce-Henri Burel
Edited byHenri Taverna
Les Films Impéria
Distributed byLes Films Impéria
Release date
20 December 1942
Running time
92 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Paul Bertrand.


On her wedding day, a young bride takes off with her cousin, who she has always loved.



The film was shot in September–October 1942 in Nice.[1] However it was not released until after the Liberation of France due to the ban on the films of Claude Dauphin after he joined the Free French.[2]

See also


  1. La Belle Aventure at accessed 21 Jan 2014
  2. La Belle Aventure at

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