Director:

Writers:

(novel) (as Irène Némirowsky),
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Red Head (1932)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Harry Baur, Robert Lynen, Louis Gauthier
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Willy Ferriere is dead broke and his mistress costs a lot. One day, he says in a pub that he would give 100,000 francs to get rid of his wealthy aunt. Someone lets him know it's a deal. The... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Harry Baur, Valéry Inkijinoff, Alexandre Rignault
Dance Program (1937)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Christine, newly widowed and consumed by the memory of a ball she attended age 16, decides to track down the men she danced with that night and discover their fates.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Marie Bell, Françoise Rosay, Louis Jouvet
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The young and patriotic student Demachy joins the French army in 1914 to defend his country. But he and his comrades soon experience the terrifying, endless trench war in Champagne, where ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Bernard
Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Gabriel Gabrio, Charles Vanel
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense.

Director: Raymond Bernard
Stars: Harry Baur, Charles Vanel, Paul Azaïs
La bandera (1935)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Pierre Gilieth has committed a murder in Paris. He flees to Barcelona, where he runs out of money. So he joins the Spanish Foreign Legion. He meets there two fellow countrymen, Mulot and ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Annabella, Jean Gabin, Robert Le Vigan
Boys' School (1938)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a college, three friends form a secret society. Their objective - going to America. A night, after one of their secret meetings, one of them see a man coming out from a wall. Then the ... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque
Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Michel Simon, Armand Bernard
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Harry Baur, Jean Gabin, Robert Le Vigan
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A new crime wave grips the city and all clues seem to lead to the nefarious Dr. Mabuse, even though he has been imprisoned in a mental asylum for nearly a decade.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Diessl
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Those five are unemployed penniless workers. Together they win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Charles Vanel, Raymond Aimos
The Golem (1936)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The Golem, a giant creature created out of clay by a rabbi, comes to life in a time of trouble to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Harry Baur, Roger Karl, Charles Dorat
Stormy Waters (1941)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Andre Laurent, the captain of a tugboat, married Yvonne ten years ago. She has a heart disease but does not want to tell him. She dreams he quits the job for they can live quietly. One ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Grémillon
Stars: Jean Gabin, Madeleine Renaud, Michèle Morgan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Harry Baur ...
Paule Andral ...
Jackie Monnier ...
Jean Bradin ...
Prinz Alec, Joyce Verlobter
Gaston Jacquet ...
Jean Coquelin ...
Fischel
Camille Bert ...
Tübingen, Golders Berliner Geschäftsfreund
Jacques Grétillat ...
Marcus, Golders früherer Sozius (as Grétillat)
Paul Franceschi ...
Soifer, Golders Freund (as Franceschi)
Léon Arvel ...
Ein Arzt (as Arvel)
Charles Dorat ...
Ein junger Auswanderer (as Charles Goldblatt)
Nicole Yoghi ...
Eine Krankenpflegerin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeanne Bernard
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 March 1931 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Tragédia de um Homem Rico  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A genesis
27 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

With "David Golder" ,Duvivier the great director,the master of the darker side of the human soul was born.It contained the seeds of all that would be developed afterward.

Harry-Baur gives a powerful performance of a wealthy Jewish businessman;he is so good that the actresses seem mediocre by comparison.

David Golder thinks that money can buy everything;he does not want to help his associate who takes his own life ("I do not care"°;his wife and his daughter live in luxury and would not imagine it any other way:see the daughter stroke the banknotes which her dad won for her.She displays no love,no tenderness,no human emotion at all.Later when she comes back to her desperate father,she will have the same behavior.

And then David has a heart attack! The missus is not prepared to accept poverty.While the man is lying on his bed she begins to tell him he may die soon and she has not a Franc to her name.A masterful scene where David grabs her by the throat and almost strangles her with her valuable necklace:"What about that?" he thunders.There's a similar scene in "Chair de Poule" (1963) when Catherine Rouvel tries to worm information from a wounded bedridden Robert Hossein;and Golder's shrew is not unlike Danielle Delorme's abominable mother in "Voici le temps des assassins" (1956) Like many Duvivier heroes ,Golder ,although a ruthless financier ,is still a human being.When he loses the power that gives money ,he thinks that his daughter's love will make up for it.Unfortunately there's no place for love in a world where rapaciousness and greed run rampant.

Duvivier's blackness is absolute disembodied blackness.David will go to his grave a broken man .on his death bed,his sufferings are so intense we feel them within our body and our soul.

Some people think that there's anti-Semitism in the film .There isn't: Harry Baur's wife was a Jew.

Based on Irene Nemirovsky's novel; a writer who sadly was to die in the concentration camps.


19 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss David Golder (1931) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?