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La Bête Humaine (1938)

Not Rated
100 min | Crime, Drama

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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Director
Writers
Émile Zola (novel) | Jean Renoir (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Editors
Suzanne de Troeye | Marguerite Renoir (as Marg. Houlet Renoir)
Production Designer
Eugène Lourié (as Lourié)
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Updated Dec 23, 1938

Release date
Feb 19, 1940 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Jean Gabin
Jacques Lantier Jacques Lantier   See fewer
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Simone Simon
Séverine Roubaud Séverine Roubaud   See fewer
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Fernand Ledoux
Roubaud (as Ledoux sociétaire de la Comédie-Française) Roubaud (as Ledoux sociétaire de la Comédie-Française)   See fewer
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Gérard Landry
Le fils Dauvergne (as Gerard Landry) Le fils Dauvergne (as Gerard Landry)   See fewer
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Jenny Hélia
Philomène Sauvagnat (as Jenny Helia) Philomène Sauvagnat (as Jenny Helia)   See fewer
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Colette Régis
Victoire Pecqueux (as Colette Regis) Victoire Pecqueux (as Colette Regis)   See fewer
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Claire Gérard
Une voyageuse (as Claire Gerard) Une voyageuse (as Claire Gerard)   See fewer
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Charlotte Clasis
Tante Phasie, la marraine de Lantier (as Germaine Clasis) Tante Phasie, la marraine de Lantier (as Germaine Clasis)   See fewer
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Jacques Berlioz
Grandmorin (as Berlioz) Grandmorin (as Berlioz)   See fewer
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Tony Corteggiani
Dabadie, le chef de section (as Cortegianni) Dabadie, le chef de section (as Cortegianni)   See fewer
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André Tavernier
Le juge d'instruction Denizet Le juge d'instruction Denizet   See fewer
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Marcel Pérès
Un lampiste (as Perez) Un lampiste (as Perez)   See fewer
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Jean Renoir
Cabuche Cabuche   See fewer
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Julien Carette
Pecqueux (as Carette) Pecqueux (as Carette)   See fewer
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Jacques Roussel
Commissaire Cauche (as Roussel) Commissaire Cauche (as Roussel)   See fewer
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Jacques Beauvais
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacques Becker
Un lampiste (uncredited) Un lampiste (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacques B. Brunius
Un garçon de ferme (uncredited) Un garçon de ferme (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marguerite de Morlaye
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Decomble
Le garde-barrière (uncredited) Le garde-barrière (uncredited)   See fewer
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Émile Genevois
Un garçon de ferme (uncredited) Un garçon de ferme (uncredited)   See fewer
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Léon Larive
Le valet de chambre (uncredited) Le valet de chambre (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Marceau
Un mécanicien (uncredited) Un mécanicien (uncredited)   See fewer
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Georges Péclet
Un cheminot (uncredited) Un cheminot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Georges Spanelly
Camy-Lamotte, le secrétaire de Grandmorin (uncredited) Camy-Lamotte, le secrétaire de Grandmorin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marcel Véran
Le chanteur (uncredited) Le chanteur (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 6,797 votes