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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

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)

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)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
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 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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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Hanging loose, 28 May 2006
Author: RNQ from Canada

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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