On board a train bound for the port city of Le Havre, France, railroad stationmaster Roubard murders Grandmorin, who seduced his beautiful young wife, Severine. Engineer Jacques Lantier, stuck in Le Havre while the train is being repaired, also begins a passionate affair with Severine, who tries to entice the handsome stranger to murder her controlling husband. However, Lantier has a secret urge of his own that changes everything.

  1. Jean Renoir

    Director, Writer

  2. Émile Zola


  3. Denise Leblond


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jean Gabin

    Jean Gabin

    Jacques Lantier

  2. Simone Simon

    Simone Simon

    Séverine Roubaud

  3. Fernand Ledoux

    Fernand Ledoux


  4. Blanchette Brunoy

    Blanchette Brunoy


  5. Gérard Landry

    Gérard Landry

    Le fils Dauvergne

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La Bête Humaine
La Bête Humaine



Original Title La Bête humaine

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 23, 1938


Original Language French

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -



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