Important to note: On purge bébé was made by Renoir simply to prove to financiers that he would be a safe investment once he REALLY got around to making talkies. So it is essentially a director auditioning. And it's a swell audition. Though not very "Renoir." Extremely stagebound. A pretty typical bit of French farce, based on a play by Georges Feydeau. Funny. French funny. But, man: Marguerite Pierry is kick-ass!