|Directed by||Claude Chabrol|
|Written by||Paul Gégauff
Hubert Monteilhet (novel)
|Running time||115 minutes|
Dr. Popaul is a 1972 French black comedy film directed by Claude Chabrol. also known under the titles High Heels and Scoundrel in White. At the time of its release, it was the biggest hit of Chabrol's career.
The film was based on the 1969 novel Meurtre à loisir by Hubert Monteilhet, translated into English as Murder at Leisure.
Paul (Belmondo), a former womanizer who marries the head of the medical department's "unattractive" daughter Christine (Farrow) because he thinks attractive women can't be trusted and make poor wives.
A car accident leaves him bedridden and he begins to miss his playboy days, when Christine's bombshell sister Martine (Antonelli) arrives and Paul decides he must have her. He begins drugging Christine at night so he can sneak out to kill off Martine's many suitors one by one.
- Jean-Paul Belmondo as Dr. Paul Simay
- Mia Farrow as Christine Dupont
- Laura Antonelli as Martine Dupont
- Marlène Appelt as Carole
- Dominique Zardi as the Bishop
- Daniel Lecourtois as Professeur Dupont
- Patrick Préjean as Arthur Rignard
- Michel Peyrelon as Joseph
- Henri Attal as Old Woman
|This article related to a French film of the 1970s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This film article about a 1970s comedy is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|