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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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Complete credited cast:
George Bates
Emlyn Williams ...
Dr. Henderson
Larry Stevens
Barbara Murray ...
Chris Dale
Reginald Beckwith ...
Mr. Bigley
Edna Morris ...
Mrs. Bunting


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!


Crime | Drama | Film-Noir


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6 January 1952 (USA)  »

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Gift für den Anderen  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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In the film, it is mentioned that the lake is sixty feet deep. In reality, the Malham Tarn is only 14 feet deep at its deepest and the average depth is only 8 feet. See more »


Dr. Henderson: Out of evil cometh good. That is, occasionally.
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Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish
Used instrumentally (character Janet plays record)
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A good Bette Davis vehicle
12 August 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

Another in a long line of Davis' deliciously evil roles. This film has the same feel as "The Little Foxes", but with a bit more scenery chewing. I was a little puzzled as to some of the plot developments, but on the whole such things don't mean much when you're watching Davis and Merrill try to outmaneuver each other.

I didn't care much for the rest of the cast, but what does it matter? Davis makes it a very satisfying experience.

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