Boudu Saved from Drowning

Boudu Saved from Drowning

Director: Jean Renoir Cast: Michel Simon, Charles Granval, Marcella Hainia

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Boudu (played by Michel Simon, who also produced the film) is a shaggy, foul-smelling tramp who is rescued from drowning by bourgeois Frenchman Charles Granval. Deciding to "reform" Boudu, Granval invites the hobo into his home. Boudu returns the favor by turning the household upside down and by conducting an affair with Granval's wife Marcella Hainia. All ends happily--for Boudu at least--when the tramp wins the national lottery and marries maid Severine Lerczynska, who is so delighted that she ends her own affair with the hypocritical Granval. Boudu decides to forego his new-found wealth for his previous carefree existence, leaving the greedy Lerczynska in the lurch. Filmed in 1932, Boudu Saved From Drowning was not released in the US until 1967, at which time it was universally praised by the wine-and-cheese critics. A less subtle but not less hilarious American remake, 1986's Down and Out in Beverly Hills, starred Nick Nolte, Richard Dreyfuss and Bette Midler (this film spawned a brief, heavily laundered 1987 TV sitcom).

Product Details

Release Date: 08/27/2013
UPC: 0829381612233
Original Release: 1932
Source: Imports
Sales rank: 10,837

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michel Simon Boudu
Charles Granval Monsieur Lastingois
Marcella Hainia Madame Lastingois
Jean Gehret Vigour
Severine Lerczynska Anne-Marie
Max Dalban Godin
Jean Dasté Student
Jacques Becker Poet on Bench
George Damoux Marriage Guest
Georges Darnoux Wedding Guest
Jane Pierson Rose, neighbor's maid

Technical Credits
Jean Renoir Director,Screenwriter
Jean-Paul Alphen Cinematographer
Jacques Becker Asst. Director
Jean Castanier Set Decoration/Design
Leo Daniderff Score Composer
Georges Darnoux Asst. Director
Suzanne de Troeye Editor
Jean Gehret Producer
Laurent Set Decoration/Design
Marcel Lucien Cinematographer
Raphael Score Composer
Marguerite Renoir Editor
Michel Simon Producer
Albert Valentin Screenwriter

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