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Title La bête humaine [videorecording] / Paris Film Production ; Robert & Raymond Hakim présentent ; un film de Jean Renoir.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    F BET    DUE 09-26-20
Edition Special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (34 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series Criterion collection ; 324
Classic collection
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 324.
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1938.
Based on the novel by Émile Zola.
Special features: introduction to the film by Jean Renoir ; new interview with director Peter Bogdanovich ; archival footage of Renoir directing actress Simone Simon and interviews with Renoir, Émile Zola scholar Henri Mitterand, and others on adapting Zola to the screen ; gallery of on-set photographs and theatrical posters ; theatrical trailer ; booklet featuring critic Geoffrey O'Brien, film historian Ginette Vincendeau, and production designer Eugène Lourié.
Credits Director of photography, Curt Courant ; editor, Marg. Houlet Renoir ; music, J. Kosma.
Cast Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Ledoux, Blanchette Brunoy, Gérard Landry, Jenny Helia, Carette.
Summary Train engineer Jacques lusts after the wife of his co-worker Robaud. Robaud kills his boss and Jacques witnesses the murder. In order to keep Jacques quiet, Robaud allows Jacques to have an affair with his wife, creating a tragic love triangle.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language French dialogue, optional subtitles in English ; closed-captioned.
Subject Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Murder -- Drama.
Witnesses -- Drama.
Bribery -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Motion pictures, French.
Criterion collection
Added Author Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979.
Hakim, Robert, 1907-1992.
Hakim, Raymond, 1909-1980.
Gabin, Jean, 1904-1976.
Simon, Simone.
Ledoux, Fernand, 1897-1993.
Brunoy, Blanchette, 1918-
Hélia, Jenny, 1906-1992.
Landry, Gérard, 1914-
Carette, Julien, 1897-1966.
Kosma, Joseph, 1905-1969.
Zola, Émile, 1840-1902. Bête humaine.
Paris Film Production.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Also known as: Human beast
Also known as: Judas was a woman
ISBN 0780026241
Standard No. 037429173824
Music No. BET020 Criterion Collection

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