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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
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Sucal Hurrin
Edward Chapman ...
Len Griffin
Edward Rigby ...
Badham
Athole Stewart ...
Colonel Cashelton
Mary Hinton ...
Mrs. Cashelton
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Peter Cashelton
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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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Poison Pen
9 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

A gripping melodrama with an excellent cast. Though I began to have an inkling of the denouement toward the end, it was still an exciting film.

Great performances by all. Happy to see Flora Robson in another great film and Robert Newton and Ann Todd are always wonderful to see.

The story has pathos, romance, and melodrama. At the end of the film we are truly affected by the story of malice and its outcome as the Vicar attempts to calm the congregation and restore peace within the community.

As a big fan of British films of the 30's through the 50's, it was really fun to see all the familiar names at the beginning. The supporting actors and actresses are icing on the cake!


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