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The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)

Struggling artist Geoffrey Carroll meets Sally whilst on holiday in the country. A romance develops but he doesn't tell her he's already married. Suffering from mental illness, Geoffrey ... See full summary »

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Struggling artist Geoffrey Carroll meets Sally whilst on holiday in the country. A romance develops but he doesn't tell her he's already married. Suffering from mental illness, Geoffrey returns home where he paints an impression of his wife as the angel of death and then promptly poisons her. He marries Sally but after a while he finds a strange urge to paint her as the angel of death too and history seems about to repeat itself. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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4 March 1947 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In this film, Bogart says "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful hatred", which is a nod to the famous line from "Casablanca" See more »

Goofs

When Geoffrey enters the chemist's shop, he's been out in the rain. When he sits down at the table, his hat and coat are dry. When he stands up, his garments are dripping wet again. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Tuttle: Ah Christine! Been cleaning the silver, have you?
Christine: That's right doctor, you've got a great sense of perception. How's Mrs. Carroll this morning?
Dr. Tuttle: Improved I'm glad to say. Much improved! Oh by the way Christine, have you heard the latest about the burglar? Last night he...
Christine: [cuts him off] I know doctor. Heard all about it.
Dr. Tuttle: Oh, uh, where's you master?
Christine: Up in Heaven.
Dr. Tuttle: I beg your pardon?
Christine: If you're talking about my 'Master', he's up in Heaven. But if you're talking about my employer Mr. Carroll, he's out...
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Referenced in The Nanny: The Two Mrs. Sheffields (1995) See more »

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Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill
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Couldn't they get something better.
31 August 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Two Mrs. Carrolls was one of a handful of motion pictures done by Warner Brothers which were released to the Armed Forces overseas first and then to the general public. Saratoga Trunk was another. As if our fighting men didn't have enough to contend with.

I disagree and even more importantly Humphrey Bogart disagrees with another reviewer who said this was Bogart's worst film. Bogart reserved that honor for Swing Your Lady. But you would think that in a once only teaming with him and Barbara Stanwyck they would have given him a better property. For instance I could easily see Stanwyck playing Mary Astor's part in The Maltese Falcon. But the Brothers Warner thought otherwise.

By the way either before or after Stanwyck did a film at Warners, Christmas in Connecticut an infinitely better film.

Bogart here is a psychopathic painter whose modus operandi is woo 'em, wed 'em, paint 'em and kill 'em. He's done that with one wife and Stanwyck is wife two. He's now got his eye on Alexis Smith and Stanwyck is being slowly poisoned.

What bothered me most about this is that there seems no reasons for Bogart's psychosis. Hopefully someone who might have seen the original play by Martin Vale could inform us if that was something left out in the movie.

If not, then it's a bad movie taken from a bad play.


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