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Poison ()

La poison (original title)
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Through a series of circumstances and plot twists an enterprising man manages to get away with murdering his wife, even though he cheerfully admits his guilt in court.

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Paul Louis Victor Braconnier
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Maître Aubanel
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Le procureur
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La fleuriste
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Blandine Braconnier (as Madame Reuver)
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La mercière
Albert Duvaleix ...
L'abbé Méthivier (as Duvaleix)
Henry Laverne ...
Le président
Jacques de Féraudy ...
Jean Brun
Jacques Derives ...
Jules
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André
Luce Fabiole ...
Amélie - la servante du curé
Yvonne Hébert ...
Julie
Roger Poirier ...
Un geôlier (as Poirier)
André Dalibert ...
Le gendarme (as Dalibert)
Max Dejean ...
L'épicier (as Dejean)
Michel Nastorg ...
Le brigadier (as Nastorg)
Nicolas Amato ...
Victor (as Amato)
Louis Eymond ...
Le secrétaire (as Eymond)
Marianne Romain
Suzanne Dantès ...
(voice)
Jacques Morel ...
(voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Harry ...
Henri
Maurice Pierrat ...
(voice)
Thérèse Quantin ...
Marthe
Marc Arian ...
Le greffier du tribunal (uncredited)
Marcelle Arnold ...
Germaine (uncredited)
Jean Bachelet ...
Lui-même / Self - in opening credits (uncredited)
Henri Belly ...
Un voisin (uncredited)
Georges Bever ...
Le pharmacien (uncredited)
Robert Dumesnil ...
Lui-même / Self - in opening credits (uncredited)
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Mlle. Aubanel (uncredited)
François Gir ...
Lui-même / Self - in opening credits (uncredited)
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Lui-même / Self - in opening credits (uncredited)
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Henri (uncredited)
Claude Jacomet ...
Un gamin (uncredited)
Fernand Janisse ...
Lui-même / Self - in opening credits (uncredited)
Raymond Lamy ...
Lui-même / Self - in opening credits (uncredited)
Odette Lemarchand ...
Elle-même / Self - in opening credits (uncredited)
Guy Lenoir ...
Un gamin (uncredited)
Louiguy ...
Lui-même / Self - in opening credits (uncredited)
Alain Malloire ...
Un gamin (uncredited)
Michel Malloire ...
Un gamin (uncredited)
Yannick Malloire ...
La petite fille (uncredited)
Robert Mercier ...
Gandin (uncredited)
P. Paillet ...
Un gamin (uncredited)
N. Pfaff ...
Un gamin (uncredited)
Émile Riandreys ...
Un geôlier (uncredited)
René Ribault ...
Lui-même / Self - in opening credits (uncredited)
Marthe Sarbel ...
Ernestine (uncredited)
Robert Sussfeld ...
Lui-même / Self - in opening credits (uncredited)
Maurice Teynac ...
Un avocat (uncredited)
Jimmy Urbain ...
Un gamin (uncredited)
M. Urbain ...
Un gamin (uncredited)
Léon Walther ...
L'avocat général (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sacha Guitry

Written by

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Sacha Guitry ... ()

Produced by

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Jean Le Duc ... executive producer
Alain Poiré ... executive producer
Paul Wagner ... producer

Music by

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Louiguy

Cinematography by

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Jean Bachelet

Film Editing by

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Raymond Lamy

Production Design by

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Robert Dumesnil

Production Management

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Irénée Leriche ... unit production manager
Robert Sussfeld ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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François Gir ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Fernand Janisse ... sound engineer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Raymond Heil ... still photographer
René Ribault ... camera operator (as René Ribaud)

Script and Continuity Department

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Odette Lemarchand ... script supervisor

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Plot Summary

Fed up with his wife Blandine, an alcoholic shrew, Paul Braconnier decides to get rid of her. But before taking action, the sly fox first consults a lawyer and skilfully finds out from him about the best way to go about murdering her. Back home, as his wife tries to poison him, Paul stabs her to death. The lawyer, who had talked too much, has no other choice but to have his client acquitted, even though this one cheerfully admits his guilt to the court. Paul returns to his village hailed as the local hero. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Also Known As
  • Paul Braconnier (France)
  • La Poison (United States)
  • Poison (United States)
  • Poison (World-wide, English title)
  • La Poison (United Kingdom)
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  • 85 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Because the actor did not like doing retakes, Guitry accomodated Michel Simon by filming all of his shots in only one take.The actor later said in an interview, that La Poison was the most enjoyable experience he had making a movie in his entire long career. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Monsieur de Funès (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Et la Vie est en Fête See more »
Crazy Credits There are no normal opening credits, director Sacha Guitry introduces everyone in the film. See more »

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