La Bete Humaine

Paris: Paris Film, Circa 1938. Vintage oversize double weight reference photograph from the 1938 film, showing actors Jean Gabin and Julien Carette.

Based on the 1890 social realist novel by Emile Zola. Director Jean Renoir's film remains true to the proletarian source material, while grafting on elements of film noir and his own humanist philosophy. One of the director's biggest commercial successes, with a powerful lead performance by Jean Gabin. Remade in the US by Fritz Lang in 1954 as "Human Desire."

15.75 x 12 inches. Very Good plus, with creasing to far bottom corners, with a small bruise on right side, small crease to top right, and a very small closed tear in top margin.

Criterion Collection 324. Godard, Histoire(s) du cinema. Grant France. Rosenbaum 1000.

[Book #151968]