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Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)

U 11/11/1932 (FR) Comedy 1h 24m


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


  3. René Fauchois


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  1. Michel Simon

    Michel Simon

    Priape Boudu

  2. Marcelle Hainia

    Marcelle Hainia

    Emma Lestingois

  3. Sévérine Lerczinska

    Chloë Anne Marie, la Bonne

  4. Jean Gehret

    Jean Gehret


  5. Max Dalban

    Max Dalban


  6. Jean Dasté

    Jean Dasté


  7. Charles Granval

    Charles Granval

    Édouard Lestingois

  8. Geneviève Cadix

  9. Jacques Becker

    Jacques Becker

    Le Poète (uncredited)

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Boudu Saved from Drowning
Boudu Saved from Drowning

Original Title Boudu sauvé des eaux

Status Released

Original Language French

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