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A massively lauded late film by Renoir about three British girls growing up in Bengal, India, all developing crushes on a one-legged American vet. Lyrical and heartwarming, with hailed cinematography by Claude Renoir. Rumer Godden wrote the novel, and co-scripted the screenplay with director Renoir. Satyajit Ray, one of India's greatest filmmakers, assisted Renoir.

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Available on Running time 99 minutes. Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

A River Runs Through the Plot, Coming of Age, India, Physical Problems, Books to Film: Rumer Godden, 4 Bones
Jean Renoir
Patricia Walters, Adrienne Corri, Nora Swinburne, Radha, Arthur Shields, Thomas E. Breen, Esmond Knight
Claude Renoir
Jean Renoir
June Hillman
Oriental, International, Theatre Guild

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The River
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The River came out in 1951 with a running time of 99 minutes. The movie originated from a novel and later turned into a movie. The River was originally a French movie. The movie, The River, is about three teenage girls who fall for the same guy. Harriet (Patricia Walters), Valerie (Adrienne Corri), and Melanie (Radha) live in Bengal, India. There, they meet an American vet whom they all have a crush on.