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The Rules of the Game (1939)

Not Rated
110 min | Comedy, Drama

A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.
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Director
Writers
Jean Renoir (scenario & dialogue) | Carl Koch (collaborator) (as Koch)
Cinematographers
Editors
Marthe Huguet (as Mme Huguet) | Marguerite Renoir (as Marguerite)
Production Designers
Max Douy (as Douy) | Eugène Lourié (as Lourié)
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Budget
FRF5,500,500
Gross (US & Canada)
$273,641
Gross (World)
$273,641
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Release date
Apr 8, 1950 (United States)

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Nora Gregor
Christine de la Cheyniest (as Nora Grégor) Christine de la Cheyniest (as Nora Grégor)   See fewer
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Paulette Dubost
Lisette, sa camériste Lisette, sa camériste   See fewer
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Mila Parély
Geneviève de Marras Geneviève de Marras   See fewer
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Odette Talazac
Madame Charlotte de la Plante Madame Charlotte de la Plante   See fewer
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Claire Gérard
Madame de la Bruyère Madame de la Bruyère   See fewer
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Anne Mayen
Jackie, nièce de Christine Jackie, nièce de Christine   See fewer
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Lise Elina
Radio-Reporter (as Lise Élina) Radio-Reporter (as Lise Élina)   See fewer
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Marcel Dalio
Marquis Robert de la Cheyniest (as Dalio) Marquis Robert de la Cheyniest (as Dalio)   See fewer
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Julien Carette
Marceau, le braconnier (as Carette) Marceau, le braconnier (as Carette)   See fewer
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Roland Toutain
André Jurieux André Jurieux   See fewer
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Gaston Modot
Edouard Schumacher, le garde-chasse Edouard Schumacher, le garde-chasse   See fewer
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Jean Renoir
Octave Octave   See fewer
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Pierre Magnier
Le général Le général   See fewer
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Eddy Debray
Corneille, le majordome Corneille, le majordome   See fewer
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Pierre Nay
Monsieur de St. Aubin Monsieur de St. Aubin   See fewer
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Richard Francoeur
Monsieur La Bruyère (as Francoeur) Monsieur La Bruyère (as Francoeur)   See fewer
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Léon Larive
Le cuisinier Le cuisinier   See fewer
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Nicolas Amato
L'invité sud-américain (uncredited) L'invité sud-américain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacques Beauvais
Adolphe, un domestique (uncredited) Adolphe, un domestique (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henri Cartier-Bresson
Le domestique anglais (uncredited) Le domestique anglais (uncredited)   See fewer
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Celestin
Le garçon de cuisine (uncredited) Le garçon de cuisine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Corteggiani
Berthelin (uncredited) Berthelin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Geo Forster
Un invité (uncredited) Un invité (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roger Forster
L'invité efféminé (uncredited) L'invité efféminé (uncredited)   See fewer
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Camille François
Le speaker (uncredited) Le speaker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jenny Hélia
La servante (uncredited) La servante (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Marceau
Un garde-chasse (uncredited) Un garde-chasse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marcel Melrac
Célestin, l'aide cuisinier (uncredited) Célestin, l'aide cuisinier (uncredited)   See fewer
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André Zwoboda
L'ingénieur (uncredited) L'ingénieur (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 24,709 votes