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The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 4 March 1947 (USA)
An artist forms an attachment with a woman on holiday in the country. As the relationship develops, his behavior and information about his past cause her increasing concern.

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Peter Godfrey

Writers:

Thomas Job (screenplay), Martin Vale (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Humphrey Bogart ... Geoffrey Carroll
Barbara Stanwyck ... Sally Morton Carroll
Alexis Smith ... Cecily Latham
Nigel Bruce ... Dr. Tuttle
Isobel Elsom ... Mrs. Latham
Patrick O'Moore ... Charles Pennington (as Pat O'Moore)
Ann Carter ... Beatrice Carroll
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Christine (as Anita Bolster)
Barry Bernard Barry Bernard ... Horace Blagdon
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die zwei Mrs. Carrolls See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Godfrey: cockney bookie. 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, this miserable weather and all... did, did you put the whiskey out?
Christine: I knew you were coming, didn't I?
Dr. Tuttle: Oh, good, good!
[he walks to the bar]
Charles Pennington: Christine, I must compliment you.
Christine: Me?
Charles Pennington: Yes. I feel if you were polished, thoroughly polished mind you, you'd be a rough diamond.
[he then turns and follows the doctor to the bar]
Christine: [Christine at first has a happy expression on her face, then the expression slowly turns into a scowl]
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Connections

Featured in Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill
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Traditional
Sung at the beginning
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Nice early little thriller.
8 May 2007 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This is a rather enjoyable movie that is nothing too impressive but is a good watch nevertheless.

The movie begins slow and dull because it's mostly just so formulaic. From the beginning on it isn't clear which approach the movie picks and what the movie is all about. Really no thriller elements in the first halve, just some formulaic drama and romance. Only halve way through the movie the movie starts to become interesting when the thriller elements of the movie start to appear in to the story. The movie is more thriller than it's film-noir really, which might be a surprising thing, considering the time the year was made in. So yes, in a way the movie is quite original, despite being formulaic. It has a typical thriller build up that builds up that leads to the unavoidable ending. The movie has some good genre moments, which mostly works out due to the fine cast and suitable atmosphere of the movie.

How often do we get to see Humphrey Bogart in the role of a psycho really? That is quite awesome! The supporting cast is also one to die for. Barbara Stanwyck was one of THE leading ladies at the time and Alexis Smith was also quite popular. Nigel Bruce, who everyone knows as THE Dr. Watson from the Sherlock Holmes movies starring Basil Rathbone, also plays a quite amusing small role in the movie.

Despite its genre clichés, this is still a rather well made movie. It's effectively directed and the story flows well, despite being quite silly at times. It's an above average movie due to how professionally it's made and how well the actors handle the script and its more silly (clichés) and unbelievable moments.

Perfectly watchable movie, especially for the Bogart fans, who want to see him in a role that is different.

7/10

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