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Another Man's Poison (1951)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 6 January 1952 (USA)
In an isolated house, mystery writer Janet Frobisher is involved in potentially murderous relationships.

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Mystery writer Janet Frobisher lives alone in a dark English country house, when she's not philandering with her secretary's fiancée. At an extremely awkward moment, she has an unwelcome visitor: George Bates, who claims to be the partner in crime of Janet's estranged husband. George insinuates himself into Janet's home and life despite her efforts to get rid of him; the tangled relationships develop into a macabre, murderous cat-and-mouse game. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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She Had Everything You Could Give A Woman To Torment A Man!

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Gift für den Anderen  »

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Bette Davis and Gary Merrill were married when they made this film, one of three feature films they made together. See more »

Quotes

Janet Frobisher: You have an unfair advantage. You know the way my brain works.
Dr. Henderson: The dark recesses of the female mind? Hm! I can hardly claim to have penetrated that far.
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STARDUST
Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish
Used instrumentally (character Janet plays record)
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Bette in "Eve" mode; great setting; fun movie!
21 September 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Okay, it's not an Oscar-winner, but this movie is a lot of fun, especially if you're a Bette Davis fan. The setting, a spooky, isolated British mansion, is strongly portrayed; by the end, you really feel like you've spent time some time within the oak-paneled walls. Bette looks just like she did in "All About Eve" -- same hairstyle and similar wardrobe, so it's easy to imagine that this could have been a Margo Channing movie. And of course her costar is Garry Merrill, with whom she also starred in "Eve." This was adapted from a stage play, so I think it's interesting to pay attention to the structure and limited changes of location, which are an indicator of its stage pedigree. This one shows up on TCM once in a while; sit back and enjoy.


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