Orpheus [Orphee]

Jean Cocteau (director, screenwriter)
Jean Marais, Francois Perier, Maria Casares, Marie Dea (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1950. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1950 film, showing actress Maria Casares. With manuscript cropping annotations on the verso, along with the stamp of still photographer Roger Corbeau.

A variation on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, about a young poet in Paris whose despair after his wife's death leads him to the underworld, where he begs for her return to the living. The second film in director Jean Cocteau's Orphic trilogy, following "The Blood of a Poet" (1930) and preceding "Testament of Orpheus" (1960).

Set and shot on location in Paris.

7 x 9 inches. Very Good plus overall.

[Book #151573]