La chienne (1931) HD online
|Complete credited cast:|
|Michel Simon||-||Maurice Legrand|
|Janie Marèse||-||Lucienne Pelletier dite Lulu|
|Georges Flamant||-||André Jauguin dit Dédé|
|Roger Gaillard||-||L'adjudant Alexis Godard (as Gaillard)|
|Romain Bouquet||-||Henriot - le patron de la bonneterie|
|Pierre Desty||-||Gustave Brocheton|
|Lucien Mancini||-||Wallstein (as Mancini)|
|Jane Pierson||-||Philomène - la concierge|
|Christian Argentin||-||Le juge d'instruction Desrumaux (as Argentin)|
|Max Dalban||-||Bernard - le collègue (as Dalban)|
|Jean Gehret||-||Monsieur Dugodet (as Gehret)|
|Magdeleine Bérubet||-||Adèle Legrand (as Magdelaine Berubet)|
Last film of Janie Marèse who was killed in a car accident shortly after filming was completed.
Jean Renoir's second sound film.
In order to change her own "over-refined" accent into that of a low class girl, Renoir made Marese imitate Maurice Chevalier.
Original literary source: "La chienne", novel by Georges de la Fouchardière, Albin Michel, Paris, 316 p.
This was famously remade in America (in a somewhat bowdlerized form) as Scarlet Street (1945), directed by Fritz Lang. In the late 1960s, a third eminent director--Jean-Pierre Melville--said that he, too, would like to remake the story, but in a tougher, harsher version than either of the two previous ones. He never made the film, however.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
French visa # 33382.
"La Chienne" translates to "the bitch" in English.