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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.

Director:

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 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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You'll see the tensest star-teaming in years! You'll see excitement to 'Keep your pulse jiggling!' (Walter Winchell) See more »


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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Stanwyck role was performed by Elisabeth Bergner on stage. 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

Cecily Latham: Have you some of your work here in the house?
Geoffrey Carroll: A few things...
Cecily Latham: Would you show them to me?
Geoffrey Carroll: With the utmost reluctance
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Connections

Referenced in Always Together (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung at the beginning
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Film noir drama gets a boost from Bogart and Stanwyck
17 June 2003 | by NewEnglandPatSee all my reviews

This noir thriller has two of the biggest names in Hollywood in the 1940s and they are paired here in an interesting, if not too exciting, film. Humphrey Bogart, for all of the heroic roles during this stage of his career, is cast against type, and Barbara Stanwyck, always the femme fatale, is now a damsel in distress as matters spiral beyond her control as grave danger closes in on her. The role-reversals of the stars works well and the byplay between them is good. They are supported by Alexis Smith, quite stunning as the other woman who comes along to complicate matters for artist Bogart, who is, of course, hopelessly smitten with her. The remaining cast is good, as is Franz Waxman's somber music accompaniment. The camera work is also first-rate.


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