Boudu Sauve Des Eaux
Boudu Saved from Drowning
I have to review like four movies after this since I am ahead so forgive me if I am a bit short. This is another good French comedy. Now that we are getting away from silent movies, there have been a lot less propaganda films and a lot more slapstick comedies. I don't have a whole lot of complaints about that.
This movie is about a tramp who (spoiler alert!) is saved from drowning. He strongly resembles Charlie Chaplin's character but I found Michel Simon a lot more charming. He gets accepted into a nice bookseller's house but like in most comedies, the bookseller gets more than he bargained for!
This movie is very entertaining. The dialogue is witty, the acting is excellent, and the plot is different enough to be really intiguing. Very nice.
Why don't I just write the reviews ahead of time?
The guy on the bench is the assistant director. I know that is not very interesting, but the trivia page on IMDb is not exactly overloaded with knowledge.
Available on YouTube but again for some reason I can't put it up.