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The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 4 March 1947 (USA)
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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.


Peter Godfrey


Thomas Job (screen play), Martin Vale (play)





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 ... Bea Carroll
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Christine (as Anita Bolster)
Barry Bernard Barry Bernard ... Horace Blagdon


Sally Morton and Geoffrey Carroll, the latter a struggling artist, get married following the passing of Geoffrey's invalid first wife. Despite quickly falling in love with him, Sally never thought she would marry him when she discovered that he was already married - regardless of his vow to get a divorce - the first Mrs. Carroll's passing which changed the situation. The period of the first Mrs. Carroll's illness arguably resulted in Geoffrey's greatest works, including a portrait of her as the Angel of Death. While Sally brings a house in small town Ashton and a rough-around-the-edges housekeeper named Christine, Geoffrey brings a preteen daughter Bea into the marriage, Bea who openly welcomes Sally into the Carroll family. Their happiness begins to change when Cecily Latham commissions Geoffrey to paint her portrait, Cecily and her mother introduced to the Carrolls by London lawyer, Charles Pennington, Sally's former fiancé, who, while still in love with her, is happy that she is ... Written by Huggo

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Ida Lupino, Zachary Scott, and Paul Henreid were all rumored to have secured a leading role before filming began. See more »


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Geoffrey Carroll: Y'know, I have the strangest feeling that this is the beginning of a beautiful hatred.
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Bogart plays Bluebeard
25 January 2013 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Vacationing in rainy Scotland, marriage-minded Barbara Stanwyck (as Sally Morton) enjoys her passionate two-week affair with painter Humphrey Bogart (as Geoffrey Carroll). When she accidentally discovers Mr. Bogart is a married man, Ms. Stanwyck is beside herself. Bogart claims his wife is an invalid, but Stanwyck ends the relationship. Back in London, Bogart sends cute blonde daughter Ann Carter (as Beatrice "Bea" Carroll) away to school and presides over his wife's untimely expiration...

Two years later, the widower Bogart has married Stanwyck. She is happy. But, Bogart is grumpy because he has trouble painting. His mood improves when beautiful Alexis Smith (as Cecily Latham) enters the picture. Though Stanwyck and Bogart proved capable in distressed damsel and disturbed psycho roles, they seem to smart for the roles herein. Helping most are precocious young Carter (who is also much to intelligent for the script) and Nigel Bruce as an inept doctor with a fondness for alcohol.

******* The Two Mrs. Carrolls (3/4/47) Peter Godfrey ~ Barbara Stanwyck, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Carter, Alexis Smith

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Release Date:

4 March 1947 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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