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Poison

Poison

A Feature film by Sacha Guitry

Produced by Gaumont

Release in France : 30/11/1951

    Synopsis

    Through a series of circumstances and plot twists too numerous to mention, Paul Braconnier, an enterprising man (Michel Simon), manages to get away with murdering his wife Blandine, even though he cheerfully admits his guilt in court. The murderer's defense strategy is targeted towards every man who has ever wished that his wife would simply disappear.

    Actors (31)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Gaumont

    French distribution :

    Gaumont

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

     La Poison was loosely remade in 1966 as the Jack Lemmon comedy How to Murder Your Wife.

    Full credits (14)

    Assistant Director :

    François Gir

    Voice :

    Suzanne Dantès, Jacques Morel

    Sound Recordist :

    Fernand Janisse

    Production Manager :

    Robert Sussfeld

    Continuity supervisor :

    Odette Lemarchand

    Art Director :

    Jacques Brizzio

    Still Photographer :

    Raymond Heil

    Producers :

    Paul Wagner, Alain Poiré

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Bachelet

    Camera operators :

    René Ribault, Gustave Raulet

    Editor :

    Raymond Lamy

    Production Designer :

    Robert Dumesnil

    Music Composer :

    Louiguy

    Location managers :

    Irénée Leriche, Hubert Mérial

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Black comedy

    Themes :

    Relationships, Murder

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1951

    French release :

    30/11/1951

    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    11896

    Visa issue date :

    27/11/1951

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

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