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Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
"Boudu sauvé des eaux" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy  |  23 February 1967 (USA)
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Boudu, a tramp, jumps into the Seine. He is rescued by Mr Lestingois, a gentle and good bookseller, who gives shelter to him. Mrs Lestingois and the maid Anne-Marie (Mr Lestingois' mistress... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Marcelle Hainia ...
Sévérine Lerczinska ...
Jean Gehret ...
Vigour
Max Dalban ...
Godin
Jean Dasté ...
L'étudiant
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Édouard Lestingois (as Charles Granval Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
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Boudu, a tramp, jumps into the Seine. He is rescued by Mr Lestingois, a gentle and good bookseller, who gives shelter to him. Mrs Lestingois and the maid Anne-Marie (Mr Lestingois' mistress) are far from delighted, for Boudu is lazy, dirty and salacious... Written by Yepok

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23 February 1967 (USA)  »

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(Tobis-Klangfilm)

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The film so scandalized New York Times critic Bosley Crowther when it opened in the States in 1967 that he walked out. See more »

Quotes

Chloë Anne Marie, la bonne: Why have a piano if no one plays it?
Édouard Lestingois: Even so, we have a piano because we are respectable people.
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Danube bleu (An der Schönen, blauen Donau)
Composed by Johann Strauß (uncredited)
Arranged by Raphaël
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A tour-de-force of a legendary actor in cinema, lead by a legendary director.
25 March 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Boudu is a homeless and odd man who attempts to kill himself by jumping off the bridge. A wealthy bookseller is able to save his life, and after that he gives Boudu hospitality. But the odd man seems ungrateful, because of his childish behaviors and overall extremely rude attitude. Jean Renoir's eleventh effort is a delicate, yet fun and almost heartwarming satire of aristocratic life that circles around the main character of the story, played by Michele Simon: One of the greatest comedic performances of all time, for being both unique and unforgettable for his oddity. The other people surrounding Boudu do not fail however to position the protagonist in the place he ought to be, and to give him a strange charm. Somewhat cynical ending.


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