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Another Man's Poison (1951)

A mystery writer becomes involved in a tangled web of murderous deception not unlike the plots of her novels.

Director:

Irving Rapper

Writers:

Leslie Sands (play), Val Guest (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bette Davis ... Janet Frobisher
Gary Merrill ... George Bates
Emlyn Williams ... Dr. Henderson
Anthony Steel ... Larry Stevens
Barbara Murray ... Chris Dale
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith ... Mr. Bigley
Edna Morris Edna Morris ... Mrs. Bunting
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Storyline

Mystery writer Janet Frobisher lives alone in a dark English country house, when she's not philandering with her secretary's fiancée. At an extremely awkward moment, she has an unwelcome visitor: George Bates, who claims to be the partner in crime of Janet's estranged husband. George insinuates himself into Janet's home and life despite her efforts to get rid of him; the tangled relationships develop into a macabre, murderous cat-and-mouse game. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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She Had Everything You Could Give A Woman To Torment A Man!

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gift für den Anderen See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Production Co:

Angel Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Daniel M. Angel was able to persuade Bette Davis to come to Britain to make this film by obtaining the services of her frequent Hollywood collaborator, Irving Rapper, as director. However, he claimed, she treated Rapper very badly throughout filming and barely paid any attention to his direction; nor was she polite to the English actors and crew. See more »

Quotes

Janet Frobisher: Yes, the night air teems with unexpected guests. Sounds like Shakespeare but isn't.
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Soundtracks

STARDUST
(uncredited)
Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish
Used instrumentally (character Janet plays record)
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A good Bette Davis vehicle
12 August 2000 | by stills-6See all my reviews

Another in a long line of Davis' deliciously evil roles. This film has the same feel as "The Little Foxes", but with a bit more scenery chewing. I was a little puzzled as to some of the plot developments, but on the whole such things don't mean much when you're watching Davis and Merrill try to outmaneuver each other.

I didn't care much for the rest of the cast, but what does it matter? Davis makes it a very satisfying experience.


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