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...
- Boudu Saved from Drowning review by JC
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With totally unbelievable characters and plot, not even very funny, this film provoked only a few titters. Luckily it is quite short, otherwise we'd probably have switched it off before the end. With lots of slap and tickle,one particular scene was particularly offensive in which the wife of the lascivious Lestingois is set upon by the obviously mentally challenged and brutish Boudu who forces himself upon her, reinforcing the idea that when a woman says no she really means yes. Hardly a seduction. It shows how prevalent sexism was in that era. Rather unpleasant actually.