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Drole De Drame (1937)
Rating:
Starring: Jean-Pierre Aumont, John-Louis Barrault, Louis Jouvet, Francoise Rosay, Michel Simon
Director: Marcel Carne
Category: Avant Garde, Foreign, Comedy
Studio: Home Vision
Subtitles:
English
Length:
109 mins

 
 

 

A film by Marcel Carne

From the creators of Children of Paradise comes a screwball comedy about a vegetarian serial killer. When the Archbishop of Bedford suspects his eccentric cousin of poisoning his wife and disposing of the body, he sets off on a wild and uproarious series of events spurred on by an upper-class disdain of scandal. A wonderful farce set in Edwardian London, this decidedly French comedy owes more to artifice and comic plot twists reminiscent of Rene Clair and films like Le Million than the tragic pessimism found in the later work of Carne and Prevert such as Quai Des Brumes or Children of Paradise. With lavish costumes, set design, and an all-star cast from French cinema's Golden Age, Home Vision Entertainment is proud to present Drole De Drame on DVD for the first time in North America.