A Parisian bookseller, Lestingois, fishes Boudu, a vagrant, out of the river Seine. He befriends the tramp and puts him up at home, where Boudu causes nothing but trouble. However, events take a different turn when Boudu wins the lottery Starring Michel Simon and Charles Granval, renowned director Jean Renoirs 1932 classic farce Boudu Saved From Drowning (Boudu sauvé des eaux) has been beautifully restored in high definition and features a previously missing scene which was, by chance, conserved in the original negative.
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Boudu (played by Michel Simon, who also produced the film) is a shaggy, foul-smelling tramp who is rescued from drowning by bourgeois Frenchman Charles Granval. Deciding to "reform" Boudu, Granval invites the hobo into his home. Boudu returns the favor by turning the household upside down and by conducting an affair with Granval's wife Marcella Hainia. All ends happily--for Boudu at least - when the tramp wins the national lottery and marries maid Severine Lerczynska, who is so delighted that she ends her own affair with the hypocritical Granval. Boudu decides to forego his new-found wealth for his previous carefree existence, leaving the greedy Lerczynska in the lurch. Filmed in 1932, Boudu Saved From Drowning was not released in the US until 1967, at which time it was universally praised by the wine-and-cheese critics. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Cannes Film Festival, ...Boudu Saved from Drowning ( 1932 ) ( Boudu sauvé des eaux ) (Blu-Ray)