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The Lower Depths (1936)

1937-09-10 (US) DramaRomanceCrime 1h 32m
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From the world-famous play by MAXIM GORKI


Inhabitants of a flophouse struggle to survive under the harsh treatment imposed by the landlord, Kostyleva. One resident, young thief Wasska Pepel, ends his affair with the landlord's wife, Vassilissa, and takes up with her sister, Natacha. Pepel also befriends the baron, a former nobleman fallen on hard times, but Pepel's attempts at happiness are complicated when he's accused of murder by a spiteful Vassilissa.

  1. Jean Renoir

    Director, Writer

  2. Evgeny Zamyatin


  3. Jacques Companéez


  4. Charles Spaak


  5. Maxim Gorky


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  1. Jean Gabin

    Jean Gabin

    Pepel Wasska

  2. Suzy Prim

    Suzy Prim

    Vassilissa Kostyleva

  3. Louis Jouvet

    Louis Jouvet

    Le baron

  4. Jany Holt

    Jany Holt

    Nastia, la prostituée

  5. Junie Astor

    Junie Astor

    Natacha, la sœur de Vassilissa

  6. Nathalie Alexeief-Darsène


  7. Vladimir Sokoloff

    Vladimir Sokoloff

    le vieux Kostileff

  8. Robert Le Vigan

    Robert Le Vigan

    l'acteur alcoolique

  9. Camille Bert

    Camille Bert

    le comte

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The Lower Depths
The Lower Depths

Original Title Les Bas-fonds

Status Released

Original Language French

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