Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying. ...
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Joseph L. Mankiewicz
The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying. Although the women are wealthy in their own right, all have good reason to covet his fortune. To assist him in his scheme, Fox hires William McFly, a gigolo and sometime actor, to act as his secretary/servant. Fox is soon visited at his "deathbed" by the three former mistresses: Merle McGill, a fading Hollywood sex symbol; Princess Dominique, who once took a cruise on Fox's yacht; and Lone Star Crockett, a Texas hypochondriac who travels with an enigmatic nurse/companion. As Fox and McFly act out the charade, things take an unexpected turn from comical farce to full-blown murder mystery.Written by
If you want to see the late ,great Sir Rex Harrison at his finest rent this film. Sir Rex give a tour-de-force portrayal and pulls out all his high comedic talents. the movie proves to the film-goer just how great Harrison must have been on stage. He is ably supported by the future Dame Maggie Smith in a well defined understated performance. Cliff Robertson & Edie Adams are also good in this sly update of Volpone.
With "Honey Pot",Director Mankewicz shows that he was as skilled at small cast fare with brittle humor as he was at larger full scaled epics or shady drama.The combination of Harrison,Mank,Smith and Robertson made a fine film indeed.
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