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The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)

A philandering artist paints a foreboding portrait of his wife and then murders her. After marrying his lover, his attention shifts to another woman - will he kill again?

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Barry Bernard ...
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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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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

Sally Morton Carroll: ...and Geoffrey, this is 'Penny'.
Geoffrey Carroll: You I've got news, I don't think i'm going to like you.
Charles Pennington: Pity, I was just about to kiss you.
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Referenced in Frasier: The Two Mrs. Cranes (1996) See more »

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Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill
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Great Bogy Overall with two of the best leading ladies of the '40s
6 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Film Noir at its best and Bogy better than his best that I've ever seen. Certainly this vehicle gives him play to develop his moods and attitudes which served him so well when it came time for him to work as Captain Queeg in "The Caine Mutiny" (1954). A much more than cameo appearance by Basil Rathbone's Dr. Watson, meaning Nigel Bruce, adds to the country-bumpkin rural nature of the plot. Alexis Smith is elegant while Barbara Stanwyck exudes just the right combination of believability to carry off a difficult role brilliantly. One will readily recognize actress Isobel Elsom from her later, excellent roles in "My Fair Lady" and "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing". This is a Bogart masterpiece which, until after you've seen it, will leave you with a deficient attitude towards Bogart's greatness as one of the most versatile actors Hollywood ever produced.


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