La Chienne (1931)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France, 1931.    Les Établissements Braunberger-Richebé.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, based on the novel by Georges de la Fouchardiere.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by Pierre Braunberger, Roger Richebé.  Production Design by Marcel Courmes.  Film Editing by Denise Batcheff, Pal Fejos.   Jean Renoir’s first masterpiece and the…

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Toni (1935)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1935.  Les Films Marcel Pagnol.   Screenplay by Jean Renoir, based on material compiled by Jacques Levert.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Boyer.  Music by Paul Bozzi.  Production Design by Leon Bourrely.  Film Editing by Suzanne de Troeye, Margeruite Renoir.  Immigrants from all over Europe who…

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Baby’s Laxative (1931)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. Original Title: On purge bébé France, 1931.  Les Établissements Braunberger-Richebé.  Screenplay by Pierre Prévert, Jean Renoir, based on the play by Georges Feydeau.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by Pierre Braunberger, Roger Richebé.  Music by Paul Misraki.  Production Design by Gabriel Scognamillo.  Film Editing by Jean Mamy….

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Elena And Her Men (1956)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Elena et les hommes Alternate Title: Paris Does Strange Things France/Italy, 1956.  Franco London Films, Les Films Gibé, Electra Compagnia Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, Jean Serge, dialogue by Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Joseph Bercholz, Henry Deutschmeister, Edouard Gide.  Music by…

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The Golden Coach (1952)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Le carrosse d’or France/Italy, 1952.  Delphinus, Hoche Productions, Panaria Film.  Story and Screenplay by Jean Renoir, Jack Kirkland, Renzo Avanzo, Giulio Macchi, Ginette Doynel, inspired by La Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement by Prosper Merimee.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Francesco Alliata.  Music by Gino Marinuzzi Jr.. …

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La Bete Humaine (1938)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France, 1938.  Paris Film.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, dialogue by Denise Leblond, based on the novel by Emile Zola.  Cinematography by Curt Courant.  Produced by Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim.  Music by Joseph Kosma.  Production Design by Eugène Lourié.  Film Editing by Suzanne de Troeye, Marguerite Renoir.  Jean Renoir…

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This Land Is Mine (1943)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1943.  Jean-Renoir- Dudly Nichols Productions, RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols.  Cinematography by Frank Redman.  Produced by Dudley Nichols, Jean Renoir.  Music by Lothar Perl.  Production Design by Eugène Lourié.  Costume Design by Renié.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.  An small, unnamed European country is suffering under Nazi occupation, the brutish officers…

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The Woman On The Beach (1947)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1947.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank Davis, Jean Renoir, adaptation by J.R. Michael Hogan, based on the novel by Mitchell Wilson.  Cinematography by Leo Tover, Harry J. Wild.  Produced by Jack J. Gross.  Music by Hanns Eisler.  Production Design by  Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by…

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The River (1951)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/India/USA, 1951.  Oriental International Films.  Screenplay by Rumer Godden, Jean Renoir, based on the novel by Rumer Godden.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Kenneth McEldowney, Jean Renoir.  Music by M.A. Partha Sarathy.  Production Design by Eugène Lourié.  Film Editing by George Gale. The opportunity to make a movie about India that included neither elephants nor…

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Grand Illusion (1937)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  La Grande Illusion France, 1937.  Réalisation d’art cinématographique. Screenplay by Charles Spaak, Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Albert Pinkovitch, Frank Rollmer.  Music by Joseph Kosma.  Production Design by Eugène Lourié.  Costume Design by Rene Decrais.  Film Editing by Marthe Huguet, Marguerite Renoir.  Podcasts:  My Criterions.   One of the most awe-inspiring war…

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The Lower Depths (1936)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Les Bas-Fonds Alternate title:  Underworld France, 1936.  Films Albatros.  Screenplay by Yevgeni Zamyatin, Jacques Companeez, Jean Renoir, Charles Spaak, Dialogue by Jean Renoir, Charles Spaak, based on the play Na dnie by Maxim Gorky.  Cinematography by Fedote Bourgasoff.  Produced by Alexandre Kamenka.  Music by Jean Wiener.  Production Design by Hugues Laurent, Eugène…

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French Cancan (1954)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Italy, 1954.  Franco London Films, Jolly Film.  Idea by Andre-Paul Antoine, adaptation and dialogue by Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Michel Kelber.  Produced by Louis Wipf.  Music by Georges Van Parys.  Production Design by Max Douy.  Costume Design by Rosine Delamare.  Film Editing by Borys Lewin. Exuberant musical by the always reliable Jean Renoir that circumnavigates the…

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