Thriller (1960–1962)
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London critic and wit Thomas Edward Griffith finds himself in need of funds and saddled with abrasive in-laws and a disapproving uncle. The solution to his problems lies in his collection of rare poisons.

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... Himself
... Thomas Edward Griffith
Sarah Marshall ... Frances Abercrombie Griffith
Brenda Forbes ... Mrs. Abercrombie
Jennifer Raine ... Helen Abercrombie
David Frankham ... Proctor
... Justin
... George Griffith
... Charles Larrimore
Seymour Green ... Sir John Herbert
Keith Hitchcock ... Lord Danforth
Nelson Welch ... Doctor
Donald Journeaux ... News Vendor (as Donald P. Journeaux)
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London critic and wit Thomas Edward Griffith finds himself in need of funds and saddled with abrasive in-laws and a disapproving uncle. The solution to his problems lies in his collection of rare poisons.

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10 January 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Loosely based on the life of author and artist Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, 1794-1847. The authors mentioned by Boris Karloff in the prologue all wrote about Wainewright's reputation as a poisoner. See more »

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Thomas Edward Griffith: I am not under oath or on trial!
Justin: You will be, Mr. Griffith, you will be.
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The Epitome of Cool
14 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I think my problem with this offering is that I never bought into the plot. Everything the central character did was so obvious. I know it was a less sophisticated time, but for God's sake, three dead in a matter of days, and he at the scene each time. The highlight of this, however, is an acting performance of one of the coolest (and I mean COLD) characters in memory. There are no secrets and there is an eternal smugness as this guy fights the boredom of everyday existence. He's one of those people who can never be satisfied with the world he is in. It is boring to him and it takes something really dramatic to crack the veneer. He is so heartless, but the people he kills are so awful we don't care. Even his wife, who is quite pretty, drops her disgusting family in his lap. There is no kindness in this guy and money dictates everything. Left me cold.


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