Boudu Saved from Drowning

75
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1932
  • Running time: 85 min
Michel Simon gives one of the most memorable performances in screen history as Boudu, a Parisian tramp who takes a suicidal plunge into the Seine and is rescued by a well-to-do bookseller, Edouard Lestingois (Charles Granval). read more

Michel Simon gives one of the most memorable performances in screen history as Boudu, a Parisian tramp who takes a suicidal plunge into the Seine and is rescued by a well-to-do bookseller, Edouard Lestingois (Charles Granval). The Lestingois family decides to take in the irrepressible bum, and he shows his gratitude by shaking the household to its foundations. With Boudu Saved from Drowning, legendary director Jean Renoir takes advantage of a host of Parisian locations and the anarchic charms of his lead actor to create an effervescent satire of the bourgeoisie.

Original Release

11/11/1932

US Release

02/23/1967

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Cast

Michel Simon Priape Boudu
Marcelle Hainia Emma Lestingois
Sévérine Lerczinska Chloë Anne Marie, la bonne
Jean Gehret Vigour
Max Dalban Godin
Jean Dasté L'étudiant
Charles Granval Édouard Lestingois
Geneviève Cadix
Jacques Becker Le poète
Georges D'Arnoux Un invité à la noce
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Directors

Jean Renoir

Writers

Jean Renoir, René Fauchois, Albert Valentin

Cast

Michel Simon Priape Boudu
Marcelle Hainia Emma Lestingois
Sévérine Lerczinska Chloë Anne Marie, la bonne
Jean Gehret Vigour
Max Dalban Godin
Jean Dasté L'étudiant
Charles Granval Édouard Lestingois
Geneviève Cadix
Jacques Becker Le poète
Georges D'Arnoux Un invité à la noce
Régine Lutèce La promeneuse
Jane Pierson Rose, la voisine

Producers

Editors

Marguerite Renoir, Suzanne de Troeye

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