The Pretty Miller Girl

The Pretty Miller Girl (French: La Belle Meunière) is a 1949 French musical film directed by Marcel Pagnol and starring Tino Rossi, Jacqueline Pagnol and Raoul Marco. It is part of the tradition of operetta films. The title is a reference to Schubert's song cycle Die schöne Müllerin.

The Pretty Miller Girl
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Directed byMarcel Pagnol
Written byMarcel Pagnol
StarringTino Rossi
Jacqueline Pagnol
Raoul Marco
Music byTony Aubin
CinematographyWilly Faktorovitch
Edited byJeanne Rongier [fr]
Société du Film La Belle Meunière
Distributed byGaumont
Release date
23 November 1949
Running time
99 minutes


Composer Franz Schubert goes to the countryside to find inspiration.[1][2][3] He meets a girl, Brigitte, near a windmill.[1][2] However, the local lord wants her as his lover.[2][3] Distraught, Schubert leaves and writes some new music to get over it.[2][3]

The film was shot with Rouxcolor technology.[4] The film's sets were designed by the art director Robert Giordani.



  1. ^ a b AlloCine
  2. ^ a b c d UniFrance Films
  3. ^ a b c La Belle Meunière, Premiere,
  4. ^ Brett Bowles, Marcel Pagnol, Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 4