Directed by Jean Renoir
On purge bébé
Directed by Jean Renoir • 1931 • France
Starring Michel Simon
Based on a comic one-act play by Georges Feydeau, the hour-long ON PURGE BÉBÉ is Jean Renoir’s first sound film. It was made in 1931, the same year as LA CHIENNE.
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Directed by Jean Renoir • 1932 • France
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The Lower Depths
Directed by Jean Renoir • 1936 • France
Starring Jean Gabin, Louis Jouvet
In Jean Renoir’s lightened adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s play, a thief and a destitute Baron form a friendship as the inhabitants of a Parisian slum go about their lives.