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23 February 1967 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Michel Simon ... Priape Boudu
Marcelle Hainia ... Emma Lestingois
Sévérine Lerczinska ... Chloë Anne Marie, la bonne
Jean Gehret ... Vigour
Max Dalban ... Godin
Jean Dasté ... L'étudiant

Charles Granval ... Édouard Lestingois (as Charles Granval Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
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Jacques Becker ... Le poète (uncredited)
Georges D'Arnoux ... Un invité à la noce (uncredited)
Régine Lutèce ... La promeneuse (uncredited)
Jane Pierson ... Rose, la voisine (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jean Renoir 
 
Writing credits
René Fauchois (play)

Jean Renoir  screenplay (uncredited)
Albert Valentin  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Michel Simon .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Georges Asselin  (as Asselin)
Marcel Lucien (lighting cameraman)
 
Film Editing by
Suzanne de Troeye 
Marguerite Renoir (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Jean Castanier  (as Castanier)
Hugues Laurent  (as Laurent)
 
Production Management
Clément Ollier .... unit manager
Jean Gehret .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jacques Becker .... assistant director
Georges D'Arnoux .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Igor B. Kalinovski .... sound (as Kalinowski)
 
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Jean-Paul Alphen .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Giandomenico Zeppa .... final colorist: digital restoration (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jean Boulze .... musician: flute solo (as J. Boulze)
Edouard Dumoulin .... chorus
 

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Also Known As:
"Boudu sauvé des eaux" - France (original title)
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France:85 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

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The poet on the bench at the beginning is Jacques Becker, assistant director for that movie. He later directed Casque d'Or (1952) and other famous movies.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Professional (1981)See more »
Soundtrack:
Danube bleu (An der Schönen, blauen Donau)See more »

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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
He rose from the gutter, 4 May 2005
Author: dbdumonteil

..sorry from the river.but it's important to bear in mind that Boudu is a metamorphosis of Legrand,the hero of Renoir's precedent work "la chienne" ,who became a tramp at the end of that movie.And like Nana in Renoir's eponymous silent movie adapted from Zola,he rose from the waters ("sauvé des eaux" is the exact meaning of the name "Mosis")to shake the well meaning bourgeoisie.A bourgeoisie where a piano is in the house because you must have one even if you do not play the piano. Almost thirty years before Luis Bunuel ("Viridiana" 1961) ,Renoir denounces the bourgeois charity ,which is a great weight off our guilty minds.Boudu is revolutionary,like Moliere's "Tartuffe" ,he squeezes Lestingois dry,but he knows from the start he will not be part of them .He refuses conventions,marriage is the worst of them all.These final sequences ,where Renoir made the best use of "blue Danube" I know (with Kubrik's "2001",but in a diametrically opposite way),are the key of the movie.Boudu looks like,at the end of the movie, like some distant cousin of Charlie Chaplin ,but a Chaplin who would have discovered cynicism.

Needless to say,"Boudu" would not be "Boudu" without Michel Simon's extraordinary presence.Such an actor does not exist anymore in French contemporary cinema.And his filmography is full of treasures.To think that he also worked with Duvivier,Carné,Clair,Decoin and so many more..

Remakes "down and out in Beverly Hills" with Nick Nolte and Bette Middler. "Boudu" ,by Gérard Jugnot,this very year. Are they necessary?

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