The Human Beast

by Jean Renoir 1h45min France 1938
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The Human Beast
by Jean Renoir

In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Jean Gabin : Jacques Lantier
  • Simone Simon : Séverine
  • Fernand Ledoux : Roubaud
  • Julien Carette : Pecqueux
  • And with: Blanchette Brunoy, Jenny Hélia, Jacques Berlioz, Gérard Landry, Colette Régis


  • Director Jean Renoir
  • Scenario Jean Renoir
  • Original work author Emile Zola
  • Photo director Curt Courant
  • Set Design Eugène Lourié
  • Sound Robert Teisseire
  • Editing Marguerite Renoir, Suzanne de Troeye
  • Original music Joseph Kosma
  • Producer Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim
  • Distributor Studiocanal
  • Production Compagny Paris Films Compagnie

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1938
  • Release date for France12/23/1938
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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