Overview

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. 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.

  1. Jean Renoir

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Albert Valentin

    Screenplay

  3. René Fauchois

    Writer

Facts

Original Title Boudu sauvé des eaux

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 11, 1932
    U
    Theatrical

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Original Language French

Runtime 1h 24m

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