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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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
Thomas Edward Griffith
So a lamb becomes a lion, and for the sake of a serpent.