The Idiot (1946 film)

The Idiot (French: L'idiot) is a 1946 French drama film directed by Georges Lampin and starring Edwige Feuillère, Lucien Coëdel and Jean Debucourt.[2] It is an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Idiot. The film's sets were designed by Léon Barsacq, credited as the art director. It was shot at the Epinay and Neuilly Studios in Paris.

The Idiot
Directed byGeorges Lampin
Produced bySacha Gordine
Written byFyodor Dostoevsky (novel)
Georges Raevsky
Charles Spaak
StarringEdwige Feuillère
Lucien Coëdel
Jean Debucourt
Music byV. de Butzow
Maurice Thiriet
CinematographyChristian Matras
Edited byLéonide Azar
Films Sacha Gordine
Distributed byLes Films Osso
Release date
7 June 1946
Running time
101 minutes
Box office1,079,256 admissions (France)[1]



  1. "Box Office Success of Gerard Philippe films". Box Office Story.
  2. Oscherwitz & Higgins p.167


  • Dayna Oscherwitz & MaryEllen Higgins. The A to Z of French Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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