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Children of Paradise

1945 Rated NR 3hr 10m

Often considered the classic epic of French film, Children of Paradise is the tragic tale of vastly different men who all fall for the same woman (played by Arletty). This romantic saga takes place amid a theatrical community in 19th-century Paris, set against a backdrop of intrigue, duels and murder that allegorizes occupied France. Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur and María Casares co-star in this Oscar-nominated film for Best Original Screenplay.

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Movie Details

TIME® Magazine List
  • All-TIME 100 Movies
1947 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary by film scholars Brian Stonehill and Charles Affron; video introduction by Terry Gilliam.