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A Woman's Vengeance (1948)

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Country squire Henry Maurier is patient with his wife Emily, a neurotic invalid, but her brother surprises Henry with his young mistress Doris. The same night, Emily dies of her chronic ... See full summary »

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Emily Maurier
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Harry Cording ...
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Country squire Henry Maurier is patient with his wife Emily, a neurotic invalid, but her brother surprises Henry with his young mistress Doris. The same night, Emily dies of her chronic heart disease, and Henry promptly marries Doris, to the chagrin of neighbor Janet Spence, who loves him. When a post-mortem shows that Emily's death was precipitated by arsenic, Henry is placed on trial for his life. But is he guilty? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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29 January 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Gioconda Smile  »

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"Theater Guild on the Air" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 13, 1949 with Charles Boyer reprising his film role. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Libbard: Some women cry as easily as a pig grunts. And enjoy it very nearly as much.
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Version of The Gioconda Smile (1963) See more »

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Excellent film!
29 November 1999 | by (Van Nuys, California, USA) – See all my reviews

A wonderful film with a marvelous cast and brilliantly written screenplay. This film superbly captures the anguish of unrequited love and how it transforms its victims into wrong-doers.




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