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

 -  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 ...
Emma Lestingois
Sévérine Lerczinska ...
Chloë Anne Marie, la bonne
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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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

Édouard Lestingois: The man who spits in Balzac's "Physiology of Marriage" is less than nothing to me.
Priape Boudu: Who is that man?
Édouard Lestingois: Ask my wife.
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Referenced in The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

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Générique
Written by Léo Daniderff (uncredited)
Performed by Raphaël
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Hanging loose
28 May 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Actually it's hard to overpraise any of Jean Renoir's movies. They all have, but this one particularly, a wonderful openness, and thereby freedom for characters to make fresh choices. Propped in a door frame, cleaning his shoes, whatever Boudu does seems unplanned, Renoir saying "Why not?" to anything Michel Simon invented in the liberty of his hair and costumes. Freer maybe than the more carefully scripted inventions of Chaplin and Keaton; right up there with Jean Vigo's "Zero de conduite." Renoir could do crowds; he could do both boating on a stream and a country wedding. He could do human beings, which gives us humanity. Art needs this bouduisme, and long may Boudu live, preferably on a good DVD.


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