Down 60,252 this week

Sans famille (1934)

 |  3 June 1935 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 15 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot



0Check in

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2291 titles
created 20 Jan 2013

Related Items

Search for "Sans famille" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Sans famille (1934)

Sans famille (1934) on IMDb 6.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sans famille.


Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanni Marcoux ...
Vitalis (as Vanni-Marcoux)
Dorville ...
Robert Lynen ...
Madeleine Guitty ...
La mère Driscoll
Aimé Clariond ...
James Milligan
Claire Gérard ...
Georges Vitray ...
Pierre Darteuil ...
Le docteur (as Darteuil)
Jeanne Bérangère ...
Lady Milligan (as Bérangère)
Odette Laigre ...
Eva (as O. Laigre)
André Laurens ...
Arthur Milligan (as A. Laurens)
G. Dumas ...
Paul Elambert ...
Lou Chihoukoff ...
Paulette Élambert ...
Lizzie (as Paulette Elambert)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »





Release Date:

3 June 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heimatlos  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Version of Remi the Homeless Girl (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

No Family
22 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

This version of the famous novel by Hector Malot begins in England (which lets the cat out of the bag very soon for those who do not know the plot):the wicked uncle wants to latch on to the Mulligan heritage and has got to get rid of all the male heirs;one of them-the other is a sick child called Arthur-Remi was to be killed by the kidnapper who took pity on him and entrusted him to the Barberin's safekeeping.

Safekeeping? If the woman (Mere Barberin) is a loving mom,who makes crepes for her fostered kid,her husband is a crude brute ,whose affairs in Paris went wrong and left him an embittered man ,who does not want another mouth to feed;thus he sells Rémy to a busker who takes the boy on all the roads of the country with his troupe of animals :three dogs and a monkey.

This is the a very faithful version,much more than the color fifties version ;the scenes on the boat 'Le Cygne" (the swan)are included and like in the book,Remy is given choice:shall he stay on the comfortable boat or shall he follow again Vitalis -a former opera singer who had to call it a day when his voice failed ?

Some chapters were not treated but it's a mammoth novel:for instance the episode in Auvergne and the coal mine tragedy were ruled out.

Back in London,you feel the influence of Dickens on Malot:Driscoll,Rémy's false dad,is some kind of Fagin and he teaches his sons and daughters the tricks of the "trade".

Marc Allégret does not transcend the 1878 tear jerker work ,but at least he keeps the most memorable episodes (particularly that of the crepes)

NB :Robert Lynen,who plays Remi,was discovered by JuLien Duvivier (the much superior "Poil De Carotte"" ),became a resistant fighter during the war and was shot by the Germans in a fortress in Karlsruhe.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Sans famille (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: