Prix de beauté (Miss Europe) (Beauty Prize Miss Europe) (1930)
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The French Prix de Beaute stars cult figure Louise Brooks as a nondescript typist for a Parisian newspaper. On a whim, Brooks submits her photograph to the Miss France Contest. To everyone's amazement--and her boyfriend Andre's (Georges Charlia) displeasure--she wins the contest, and is sucked into a whirlwind of photo ops and interviews at the Miss Europe contest in Spain. Here she is confronted by Andre, who angrily demands that she give up this foolishness and return home. But the lure of
Jan 1, 1930 Wide
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The breathtakingly lurid finale, set in a screening room, has an almost necrophilic obsessiveness.
Although beset by a possessive lover, by showbiz exploiters and, in a remarkable funfair scene, by humanity generally, Brooks is so sheerly, dominatingly vivacious that oppression hardly seems an issue.
Miss Brooks is a lovely, unusually idiosyncratic screen presence but the film is something of an effort to sit through.
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