Dr. Popaul

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Dr. Popaul
Docteur Popaul Poster.jpg
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Written by Paul Gégauff
Hubert Monteilhet (novel)
Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo
Mia Farrow
Laura Antonelli
Cinematography Jean Rabier
Release date(s) 1972
Running time 115 minutes
Country France
Language French

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.


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