CUNY TV logo


This edition: "Boudu Saved from Drowning (Boudu sauvé des eaux)" (1932)

Online media for this episode is not currently available on our website.

Episode Details

First aired: March 31, 2018.

(1932, France, 1h 25min, b&w, comedy, In French with English Subtitles)
Director: Jean Renoir
Writer: René Fauchois (play)
Stars: Michel Simon, Marcelle Hainia, Sévérine Lerczinska

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.

Discussion guest: Leah Anderst, Queensborough CC CUNY.

Guest List

Leah Anderst Assistant Profess of English, Queensborough Community College/CUNY