The video release of this film is happy news for fans of George Sanders’ particular brand of cinematic spleen. The Private Affairs of Bel Ami casts Sanders as a Parisian womanizer who uses marriage to advance his career while ignoring his one faithful lover (Angela Lansbury). Hollywood censors demanded a final comeuppance, but the star takes the full, decadent measure of his role when he eyes one middle-aged conquest and mutters, ”I have lighted a fire in an old, soot-filled chimney.” At such moments Sanders makes stylish thoughtlessness totally compelling. B
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami The video release of this film is happy news for fans of George Sanders' particular brand of cinematic spleen. The Private Affairs of Bel AmiThe Private Affairs of Bel AmiComedy, DramaPT112MUnrated The video release of this film is happy news for fans of George Sanders' particular brand of cinematic spleen. The Private Affairs of Bel Ami1991-08-30John CarradineWarren WilliamJohn Carradine, Warren WilliamRepublic Home Video
Genre: Comedy, Drama; Starring: Geraldine Fitzgerald, Angela Lansbury, George Sanders, John Carradine, Warren William; Runtime (in minutes): 112; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Republic Home Video
Posted August 30 1991 — 12:00 AM EDT
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