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Poison Pen (1939)

A small, sedate British village is shocked when its residents begin receiving hate-filled diatribes, known as "poison pen letters".

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Mary Rider
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Sam Hurrin
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Ann Rider
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David
Reginald Tate ...
Rev. Rider
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Sucal Hurrin
Edward Chapman ...
Len Griffin
Edward Rigby ...
Badham
Athole Stewart ...
Mary Hinton ...
Mrs. Cashelton
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Peter Cashelton
Catherine Lacey ...
Connie Fateley
Wally Patch ...
Mr. Suggs
Ella Retford ...
Mrs. Suggs
Jean Clyde ...
Mrs. Griffin
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A small, sedate British village is shocked when its residents begin receiving hate-filled diatribes, known as "poison pen letters".

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27 January 1940 (UK)  »

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Cartas que Matam  »

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This is one of about three dozen British films picked up by CBS in 1949 for television presentation in New York City on WCBS (Channel 2). Its initial telecast took place Friday 13 May 1949. In Los Angeles it first aired Wednesday 5 October 1949 on KLAC (Channel 13). Although this film had been released theatrically in the USA in 1941 by Republic Pictures, in an edited format, these were also the USA premieres of the complete, original version. See more »

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Dreaded Moments
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Music by J.S. Zamecnik
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Flora Delivers the Goods Again
10 June 2002 | by (London, or Hell as it's also known.) – See all my reviews

A gripping little drama about a village that is scandalised by a series of poison pen letters. Considering when it was made some of the accusations in the letters are pretty racy. Flora Robson is excellent as always. Although it's predictable the ending is great!


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