Silver Spring, MD: PRIX DE BEAUTE (1930) - November 18

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Silver Spring, MD: PRIX DE BEAUTE (1930) - November 18

PostThu Nov 16, 2017 10:59 am

This is the rarely seen, rarely screened silent version....

PRIX DE BEAUTÉ
Special Features: Silent with live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne
PRIX DE BEAUTÉ aka MISS EUROPE

PRIX DE BEAUTÉ was the final film Louise Brooks made in Europe before returning to Hollywood, following her two collaborations with G.W. Pabst, PANDORA'S BOX and DIARY OF A LOST GIRL. It was badly served by its sound version, released in 1930, and has been little revived since. Shown in its silent version, however, the film is revealed to be a masterpiece of modernist melodrama, and perhaps Brooks' finest work. Lucienne (Brooks) is a typist for a Parisian newspaper alongside her boyfriend and their best pal. When she wins a beauty pageant, glamorous new opportunities start to come her way, badly straining her relationship with her old friends.

DIR Augusto Genina; SCR René Clair; PROD Romain Pinès. France, 1930, b&w, 113 min. NOT RATED. Run Time: 113 Minutes, Genre: Drama

More info, including a q & a with Stephen Horne, at [url]louisebrookssociety.blogspot.com/2017/11/rare-silent-version-of-prix-de-beaute.html[/url]
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Re: Silver Spring, MD: PRIX DE BEAUTE (1930) - November 18

PostThu Nov 16, 2017 11:51 am

I have the sound version and wish I could see the better silent version. Is the silent version available commercially on DVD?

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Re: Silver Spring, MD: PRIX DE BEAUTE (1930) - November 18

PostTue Nov 28, 2017 12:53 pm

The silent version is not available on DVD. But, methinks, the silent and sound versions would make for a swell DVD.

As would the silent and sound versions of The Canary Murder Case.

Just saying.
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