The River

Jean Renoir (director, screenwriter)
Rumer Godden (novel, screenwriter)
Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Arthur Shields (starring)

N.p. N.p., 1951. Three vintage studio still photographs with narrow margins, from the 1951 film. All with "Archives Maurice Bessy" labels, two with provenance stampa of film historian "Maurice Bessy," and one with Italian mimeo snipe on the verso.

Based on the 1946 novel by Rumer Godden, who adapted it for the screen with Renoir. The film's crew included Satyajit Ray, who worked as an assistant director on the film after meeting Renoir. Ray's longtime cinematographer, Subrata Mitra, also worked on the film, and the two would come to international attention four years later with "Pather Panchali."

"The River," an international co-production distributed by United Artists, concerns three young girls (two British, one Indian) in Bengal who become infatuated with an ex-soldier who comes into their lives.

Set and shot on location in India.

7 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine.

BFI 619. Criterion Collection 276. Ebert III.


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