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The Two Mrs. Carrolls

Released Mar 4, 1947 1h 39m Crime Drama List
40% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 65% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Geoffrey Carroll (Humphrey Bogart) is a married artist who meets the lovely Sally Morton (Barbara Stanwyck) while on vacation. Hiding his marital status from Sally, Geoffrey goes on to paint a foreboding portrait of his spouse and then kills her by gradually slipping her poison. Before long, Geoffrey woos and marries Sally, but eventually he begins an eerie painting of her, as his attention shifts to the beautiful Cecily Latham (Alexis Smith). Will the deranged Geoffrey murder again? Read More Read Less
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Jack Moffitt Esquire Magazine The play kept experienced theatergoers on the edge of their seats. The picture will keep them on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Oct 7, 2020 Full Review Kevin Carr 7M Pictures It seems to run quite long for as simple of a story it is. Most of the plot is revealed in dialogue, and the suspense isn't as strong as it could be. Rated: 2.5/5 Oct 14, 2013 Full Review John Beifuss Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) Bogart's final seconds onscreen are played for comedy; it's as if the movie itself is winking at us, to apologize for its Gothic-suspense absurdity, but also to get us to admit we enjoyed our time together. Rated: 2.5/4 May 27, 2011 Full Review Sean Axmaker Seanax.com ... a handsomely mounted and nicely acted piece, especially when the two Hollywood greats share the screen. Mar 26, 2011 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Inert and overwrought crime/melodrama that never gets over being stagy despite the teaming of Humphrey Bogart and Barbara Stanwyck. Rated: C+ Oct 19, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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harwee h Bogart and Stanwyck are the reasons to see the film. They're true movie stars and electric on screen. But that's the best I can say about the pedestrian story. Its almost saved by the intriguing ending, then Geoffrey (Bogart) opens his mouth as he's being escorted by the police to offer them a drink, and the only reaction the officers (and you as a viewer) can give is dismay. So that's what this movie is: almost. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/25/23 Full Review Red B It's got tone and acting issues which are the main problems. Which is crazy given the all star power between Bogie & Stanwyck. First off no one is really that likeable, even Stanwyck who is hard to get behind given she was a homewrecker right from the start. so its hard to feel any sympathy for her even depite her being the best actor in this. Bogart especially during the ending is over the top and is very clearly not sure how to be a villian. The kid is never likeable either and acts like a 45 year old which I found bizarre. She should've been more like Natalie Wood in Miracle on 34th Street. Mature for her age but also a naive child at the same time. Add in the wooden dated acting of the doctor and supporting cast and you get the biggest issue is no one is that likealbe or charming. This leads to despite some solid camerawork, moody atmposphere, and a decent soundtrack a very dry feeling throughout the entire thing. the plot is actually good it's just the characters/casting really hold this back from being anything special and the dry tone this has because of that. Also, the editing is decent but this feels like in the second half it becomes almost a silent expressionist picture at times and doesn't really match the first half. It comes across a bit bizarre, if the entire thing had been like that from the start it may have worked and helped with the fumbled acting. It does get a bit unfocused towards later second half jumping around between quite a few characters but it works enough still. This has its moments but I can't really recommend this to anyone except hardcore fans of the two leads. This can be skipped by most even though there really isn't anything wrong with it, but it doesn't really do anything that right either. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/02/23 Full Review Steve D Bogart is so unconvincing and unlikable from the jump it is hard to watch. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/05/23 Full Review Audience Member With Barbara Stanwyck and Humphrey Bogart being my all time favorite Actors I had to own this Dvd. Naturally for anyone who appreciates a suspense Noir this is it ! Humphrey Bogart puts on a spectacular performance as the Mad Artist driven by his work's obsessions and desires. Barbara Stanwyck never looked lovelier as the Heroine trying to solve this mystery. Every detail surrounding the foreboding dark atmosphere in this Noir classic fits each Scene perfectly. From the windy Autumn nights to the storms raging within a Killers twisted mind. This is Bogart at his most diverse role yet. Out of all of his most famous performances I am surprised this Movie didn't get the recognition it so rightfully earned. Its one of my top favorites for sure! Especially the unforgettable line:" Would you care for a drink? A glass of Milk perhaps?" Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Despite the fact that "The Two Mrs. Carrolls" offers up memorable performances from its two talented leads, it is burdened by a story that lacks the depth and thematic complexity so characteristic of Bogie's finer efforts. As a straightforward work of murder mystery, it suffices to hold our attention provided that we are willing to suspend criticism of its inherent flaws and patent superficiality; we must, for example, accept the contrived level of precocity which informs the character of the young daughter. We must also bide our time patiently as the film drifts inexorably towards its uninspired conclusion, yet an undeniable element of suspense does manage to keep us afloat along the way. For a more complex and intimate portrait of love, betrayal and inner turmoil, check out the superior "In a Lonely Place." Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review deke p Bogart a bad guy. Very interesting suspense. . & ALEXIS SMITH smokin hot. Oh, and the very sophisticated young daughter was amazing. Saw on movie channel 6-2020. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Geoffrey Carroll (Humphrey Bogart) is a married artist who meets the lovely Sally Morton (Barbara Stanwyck) while on vacation. Hiding his marital status from Sally, Geoffrey goes on to paint a foreboding portrait of his spouse and then kills her by gradually slipping her poison. Before long, Geoffrey woos and marries Sally, but eventually he begins an eerie painting of her, as his attention shifts to the beautiful Cecily Latham (Alexis Smith). Will the deranged Geoffrey murder again?
Director
Peter Godfrey
Producer
Mark Hellinger
Distributor
Warner Bros.
Production Co
Warner Bros.
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Mar 4, 1947, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 28, 2016
Runtime
1h 39m
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