Cast & Crew
Depressed by the loss of his pet dog, Boudu, a tramp, throws himself into the Seine. He is rescued and nursed back to health by a kindly bookdealer, Monsieur Lestingois. Instead of being grateful, however, Boudu maintains that his savior is now responsible for his well-being. All attempts to adjust Boudu to a middle-class way of life fail, and he carelessly defaces priceless first edition books, floods the kitchen, and creates other outrageous disturbances. Additionally, he manages to seduce Madame Lestingois as well as interrupt his host's nightly visits to the maid, Anne-Marie, by insisting upon sleeping in the hall corridor between their rooms. Then Boudu wins a lottery with a ticket given to him by Monsieur Lestingois, and he decides to marry Anne-Marie. Following their wedding, they are drifting down the Seine in a river punt and Boudu begins to long for his former freedom. As a result, the boat is "accidentally" tipped over and Boudu disappears. While the others are mourning his death, he wades ashore, changes clothes with a scarecrow, and happily sets out on the road again.
Suzanne De Troye
Filmed on location in Paris and Joinville. Released in France in 1932 as Boudu sauvé des eaux.