Drole de Drame (Bizarre Bizarre) (Drôle de drame ou L'étrange aventure du Docteur Molyneux)
Drole de Drame (Bizarre Bizarre) (Drôle de drame ou L'étrange aventure du Docteur Molyneux) (1939)

In a comedy-farce that runs from black humor to slapstick, this story is one in which a mystery writer is caught unawares by his cousin, a vicar, who shows up unannounced for a visit. Since the servants have just walked out, the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 20, 1939
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

There are plenty of piquant absurdities.

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TV Guide

Amusing French farce.

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David Sanjek

A daffy romp.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Marcel Carne's direction is much too innately stodgy for this kind of free-form exercise, but it's enough, really, for him to simply train his camera on his enthusiastic cast.

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Mark Bourne

...an acerbic screwball satire aimed ostensibly at the English mania for detective fiction, though other targets too slow to get out of the way are the Anglican Church, Scotland Yard, and English elite society's preoccupation with reputation.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

The talents of all involved are utterly wasted on the material.

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Caryn James
New York Times

[A] hilarious black comedy.

Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

Comic riffs on the corrupt values in a class system and the malleability of individual identity provide the backbone of the film's ideas and its best examples of humour.

Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Drole de Drame"("Bizarre Bizarre" is the American title) starts at a mostly empty meeting led by the Bishop of Bedford(Louis Jouvet)… More