MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,417 this week

Madame Bovary (1934)

 |  Drama  |  17 November 1934 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 262 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Soon after the death of his first wife (whose dowry was inadequate), Charles Bovary, a country doctor in Normandy, marries Emma Rouault, who is well-endowed in every sense. In her new home,... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 12 Jul 2011
 
a list of 58 titles
created 01 Sep 2011
 
DVD
a list of 1619 titles
created 14 Sep 2011
 
a list of 9036 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Madame Bovary" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Madame Bovary (1934)

Madame Bovary (1934) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Madame Bovary.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A missionary tries to outwit the U.S. government and smuggle Chinese orphans into the country.

Directors: Bruce Manning, Jean Renoir
Stars: Deanna Durbin, Edmond O'Brien, Barry Fitzgerald
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Sylvia Bataille, Jane Marken, Georges D'Arnoux
Madame Bovary (TV Mini-Series 1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Francesca Annis, Tom Conti, Gabrielle Lloyd
Madame Bovary (1949)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts.

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin
Madame Bovary (TV Movie 1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Director: Hans-Dieter Schwarze
Stars: Elfriede Irrall, Günter Strack, Dietmar Schönherr
Documentary | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A propaganda film of the communist party of France, showing who the comrades help the proletarian people against the capitalists. It also features propagandistic speeches of leading members... See full summary »

Directors: Jacques Becker, Jacques B. Brunius, and 6 more credits »
Stars: Jean Dasté, Jacques B. Brunius, Simone Guisin
Madame Bovary (TV Mini-Series 1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Carla Gravina, Paolo Bonacelli, Renato Mori
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Directors: Carl Koch, Jean Renoir
Stars: Imperio Argentina, Rossano Brazzi, Michel Simon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Emma Bovary is bored by her country doctor husband and gives in to the affections of several rich suitors as well as the temptation of living beyond her husband's means.

Director: Hans Schott-Schöbinger
Stars: Edwige Fenech, Gerhard Riedmann, Franco Ressel
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Henri Chatelard is well in his forties, owns a restaurant and a cinema in the city, and appreciate women. When he meets Marie, a 18ish stronghead who just lost her father in a small ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Jean Gabin, Blanchette Brunoy, Nicole Courcel
Mr. Horn (TV Movie 1979)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of frontiersman Tom Horn, and his career as a cavalry scout, a tracker, a Pinkerton agent and a range detective, and the final events in his life that led to his tragic death.

Director: Jack Starrett
Stars: David Carradine, Richard Widmark, Karen Black
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Dearly ...
Valentine Tessier ...
Pierre Renoir ...
Robert Le Vigan ...
Lheureux (as Le Vigan)
Alice Tissot ...
Pierre Larquey ...
Hippolyte (as Larquey)
Monette Dinay ...
Félicité
Louis Florencie ...
Parish Priest (as Florencie)
Romain Bouquet ...
Solicitor
Christiane Dor ...
Madame La François
Georges Cahuzac ...
Rouault (as Cahuzac)
Héléna Manson ...
Héloïse Bovary (as Hélène Manson)
Léon Larive ...
Prefect (as Larive)
Henri Vilbert ...
Dr. Canivet (as Vilbert)
Allain Dhurtal ...
Surgeon
Edit

Storyline

Soon after the death of his first wife (whose dowry was inadequate), Charles Bovary, a country doctor in Normandy, marries Emma Rouault, who is well-endowed in every sense. In her new home, Emma finds conflict with her mother-in-law, a husband uninterested in the social whirl, and general discontentment; thereby proving an easy conquest for philanderer Rodolphe. Other lovers follow. Does tragedy await? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La signora Bovary  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Play the Game or Leave the Bed (1969) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
MADAME BOVARY (Jean Renoir, 1933) **1/2
6 June 2007 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Drastically reduced by more than half its length (the original cut ran for an incredible three-and-a-half hours), this is still an artfully directed but rather cold adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s famous novel which is, unfortunately, marred by unsympathetic leads; Valentine Tessier is perhaps too old for the title role and she resorts to rather extreme histrionics at particularly strenuous points in the narrative. From the rest of the cast, those who come off best are Renoir’s own brother, Pierre (playing the cuckolded Monsieur Bovary), Max Dearly (as Bovary’s anti-clerical friend) and Pierre Larquey (as Hippolyte, a man on whom ambitious country doctor Bovary operates unsuccessfully).

An undeniable sense of anti-clericalism permeates the film both through the character of Homais (who is often seen discussing philosophical aspects with the Parish Priest) and especially during the scene in which Emma tries to confide her emotional turmoil to the oblivious Parish Priest. Having already brought NANA to the screen in 1926, Renoir would adapt yet another celebrated feminist work in the following decade, Octave Mirbeau’s THE DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID (1946), a little-seen adaptation which is not only among the best films Renoir made during his wartime exile in Hollywood but which I actually prefer to Luis Bunuel’s 1964 version!

Furthermore, I have watched two other cinematic renditions of MADAME BOVARY by great directors - Vincente Minnelli’s in 1949 with Jennifer Jones in the title role (which I have recently acquired on DVD via Warner Bros.’ “Literary Classics Collection” set) and the 1991 one helmed by Claude Chabrol (whom I met very briefly at the 2004 Venice Film Festival) with Isabelle Huppert as the eponymous heroine. According to the IMDb, there are at least 11 more of them, including a German one in 1937 with Silent film star Pola Negri and two which, judging from the snippets shown on the “After Hours” programme preceding this Italian TV screening of the Renoir version, seem quite intriguing: another German production in 1969 with, of all people, Edwige Fenech(!) and one made for Italian TV with Carla Gravina.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Madame Bovary (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?