The Idiot

The Idiot (1946)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1946-06-07
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 12 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Films Sacha Gordine
  • Production Country: France
  • Director: Georges Lampin
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Muichkine, a young Russian prince, returns home to St. Petersburg from a mental institution, determined to spread decency and kindness in the harsh and cruel world. He becomes betrothed to an innocent young girl while trying to save a less-innocent woman from her own travail, but jealousy and his own naivete conjoin to bring about unimaginable tragedy.

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  • Gérard Philipe

    as Miouchkine
  • Edwige Feuillère

    as Nastasia
  • Lucien Coëdel

    as Rogogine
  • Sylvie

    as Madame Ivolvine
  • Jean Debucourt

    as Totsky
  • Nathalie Nattier

    as Aglaé
  • Jane Marken

    as Naria
  • Marguerite Moreno

    as Elisabeth
  • Maurice Chambreuil

    as Le général Epantchine
  • Michel André

    as Gania Ivolvine
  • Elisabeth Hardy

    as Sophie Ivolvine
  • Roland Armontel

    as Louliane Timofeievitch Lebediev l'ivrogne
  • Mathilde Casadesus

    as Adélaïde Epantchine
  • Janine Viénot

    as Alexandra Epantchine
  • Tramel

    as Ivolvine
  • Danielle Godet

    as (uncredited)
  • Rodolphe Marcilly

  • Maurice Régamey

  • Victor Tcherniavsky

  • Charles Vissières

  • Georges Zagrebelsky

Costume & Make-Up Marcel Escoffier Costume Design
Camera Christian Matras Director of Photography
Art Léon Barsacq Production Design
Art Léon Barsacq Set Decoration
Editing Léonide Azar Editor
Sound Maurice Thiriet Original Music Composer
Directing Georges Lampin Director
Writing Charles Spaak Adaptation
Writing Charles Spaak Dialogue
Writing Charles Spaak Writer
Writing Fyodor Dostoevsky Novel
Directing Rodolphe Marcilly Assistant Director
Writing Georges Raevsky Adaptation
Writing Georges Raevsky Writer