The River

by Jean Renoir 1h39min United States 1950
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This is the first color film of Renoir. This is the movie of a painter.

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The River
by Jean Renoir

Three adolescent girls growing up in Bengal, India, learn their lessons in life after falling for an older American soldier.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Arthur Shields : Monsieur John
  • Esmond Knight : le père
  • Nora Swinburne : la mère
  • Adrienne Corri : Valerie
  • And with: Radha Shri Ram, Thomas E. Breen, Suprova Mukerjee, Richard Foster, Patricia Walters


  • Director Jean Renoir
  • Scenario Margaret Rumer Godden, Jean Renoir
  • Original work author Margaret Rumer Godden
  • Photo director Claude Renoir
  • Set Design Eugène Lourié, Bansi Chandragupta
  • Sound Charles Poulton, Charles Knott
  • Editing George Gale
  • Original music M.A. Partha Sarathy
  • Producer Jean Renoir, Kalyan Gupta, Kenneth McEldowney
  • Distributor M6
  • Production Compagny Oriental International Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1950
  • Release date for France12/19/1951
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageBengali, English
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