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India drama 1951 color 99 min.
Director: Jean Renoir
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1 disc, catalog # CC1176L

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This sumptuous Technicolor story is based on Rumer Godden's memoir and tells of a young British girl's coming of age in 1920s India. Filmed entirely in India, along the banks of the Ganges, The River was director Jean Renoir's first color feature; the cinematography is by his nephew Claude. Offering an intriguing view of the beauty and hardship of the Indian way of life, The River is a gorgeous movie appropriate for viewers of all ages.

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