Orpheus (1950)

  • Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1950-09-29
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 243 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Films du Palais Royal
  • Production Country: France
  • Director: Jean Cocteau
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A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld.

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  • Jean Marais

    as Orphée
  • François Périer

    as Heurtebise
  • María Casares

    as Death
  • Marie Déa

    as Eurydice
  • Henri Crémieux

    as Editor
  • Juliette Gréco

    as Aglaonice
  • Roger Blin

    as The Poet
  • Edouard Dermithe

    as Jacques Cégeste
  • André Carnège

    as Judge
  • René Worms

    as Judge
  • Raymond Faure

    as Journalist
  • Pierre Bertin

    as Commissioner
  • Jacques Varennes

    as Judge
  • Paul Amiot

    as Judge (uncredited)
  • Philippe Bordier

    as Young Man at Café des Poètes (uncredited)
  • Claude Borelli

    as Une bacchante (uncredited)
  • Jean-Louis Brau

    as Young Man on the Terrace of the Flora (uncredited)
  • Jean Cocteau

    as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
  • Renée Cosima

    as Une bacchante (uncredited)
  • Jacques Doniol-Valcroze

    as Young Man at Café des Poètes (uncredited)
  • René Lacourt

    as Postman (uncredited)
  • Julien Maffre

    as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Claude Mauriac

    as (uncredited)
  • Jean-Pierre Melville

    as Hotel Manager (uncredited)
  • Jean-Pierre Mocky

    as Band Leader (uncredited)
  • Henri San Juan

    as Young Man at Café des Poètes (uncredited)
  • Victor Tabournot

    as Young Man at Café des Poètes (uncredited)
Camera Nicolas Hayer Director of Photography
Directing Jean Cocteau Director
Sound Georges Auric Original Music Composer
Writing Jean Cocteau Writer
Production André Paulvé Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Alexandre Marcus Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Marcel Escoffier Costume Design
Art Jean-André d'Eaubonne Production Design
Editing Jacqueline Sadoul Editor
Production Émile Darbon Production Manager
Production Jean-Marie Loutrel Unit Production Manager
Art Albert Volper Art Direction
Directing Claude Pinoteau Assistant Director
Sound Pierre-Louis Calvet Sound