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Cousin Bette

Author: Ray LawlerMartin LisemoreGareth DaviesMargaret TyzackThorley WaltersAll authors
Publisher: [London] : BBC-TV ; Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
Database:WorldCat
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Born plain and poor, Bette Fischer endures her lot, until her wealthy cousin's family steals her only treasure--the young sculptor she has taken under her wing. Joining forces with ambitious, greedy, and alluring Valerie Marneffe, Bette vows to have her revenge and sets out to ruin the family by exploiting the sexual appetites of the men and the naiveté of the women. This dramatization of Balzac's great work, part  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Melodrama
Television adaptations
Television mini-series
Television programs
Named Person: Honoré de Balzac; Honoré de Balzac
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Lawler; Martin Lisemore; Gareth Davies; Margaret Tyzack; Thorley Walters; Helen Mirren; Ursula Howells; John Bryans; Esmond Knight; Harriett Harper; Colin Baker; Janet Key; Edward De Souza; Oscar Quitak; Robert Speaight; Ericka Crowne; Davyd Harries; Sally James; Godfrey James; Margaret Boyd; Honoré de Balzac; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Acorn Media (Firm)
ISBN: 1569389020 9781569389027
OCLC Number: 77572143
Notes: Disc 1 Special features: Honoré de Balzac biography; Cast filmographies [text features].
Credits: Designer, Ian Watson ; costumes, Robin Fraser Paye ; music composed and conducted by Herbert Chappell.
Cast: Margaret Tyzack (Cousin Bette), Thorley Walters (Hector), Helen Mirren (Valerie), Ursula Howells (Adeline), John Bryans (Crevel), Esmond Knight (General Hulot), Harriett Harper (Hortense), Colin Baker (Steinbock), Janet Key (Josepha), Edward de Souza (Henri Montes), Oscar Quitak (Marneffe), Robert Speaight (Johann Fischer), Ericka Crowne (Celestine), Davyd Harries (Victorin), Sally James (Marie), Godfrey James (Chardin), Margaret Boyd (Mariette).
Event notes: Originally produced for British broadcast television in 1971.
Description: 1 videodisc (220 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital sound; full screen presentation, aspect ratio 4:3.
Contents: Volume 1, Disc 1. Part one: Poor relations --
Suicide note --
Country cousin --
Wager --
Winning proof --
First serious admirer Part two: This house for pleasure --
Secret meetings --
Valerie's scheme --
Apology --
Wedding --
Crevel's visit Part three: Delilah and her handmaid --
Third player --
Culture party --
"A major disappointment" --
Pregnant? --
Letter to Steinbock (1971) (132 min.). Volume 2, Disc 2. Part Four: Bitter harvest --
Valerie's fall --
Superb performance --
Collusion? --
Bette's proposal --
Desperate plea --
Letter from Johann Part five: Family angel --
Family conference --
Widow Marneffe --
Lying allegations? --
Marked for death --
Hector's return (1971) (88 min.).
Responsibility: by Honoré de Balzac ; dramatized by Ray Lawler ; producer, Martin Lisemore ; directed by Gareth Davies ; BBC-TV.

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Born plain and poor, Bette Fischer endures her lot, until her wealthy cousin's family steals her only treasure--the young sculptor she has taken under her wing. Joining forces with ambitious, greedy, and alluring Valerie Marneffe, Bette vows to have her revenge and sets out to ruin the family by exploiting the sexual appetites of the men and the naiveté of the women. This dramatization of Balzac's great work, part of the "Scènes de la vie parisienne" section of the novel sequence "La Comédie humaine," explores themes of vice and virtue, the influence of money on French society, and the effect of gender roles on human relationships.

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