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La Poison

La Poison

Michel Simon
Director: Sacha Guitry Cast: Michel Simon
Michel Simon
, Jean Debucourt
Jean Debucourt
, Pauline Carton
Pauline Carton
Sacha Guitry

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Sacha Guitry both wrote and directed the witty black comedy La Poison. This time, however, Guitry does not star in the film, relinquishing that honor to Michel Simon. Through a series of circumstances and plot twists too numerous to mention, an enterprising man (Simon) manages to get away with murdering his wife, 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. If this notion seems familiar, it is because La Poison was loosely remade in 1966 as the Jack Lemmon comedy How to Murder Your Wife. While the original is more clever, the remake has more popular appeal.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2017
UPC: 0715515202312
Original Release: 1951
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 42,760

Special Features

New interview with filmmaker Olivier Assayas on writer-director Sacha Guitry's influence on French cinema Sixty-minute episode of Cinéastes de notre temps from 1965 featuring interviews with some of Guitry's collaborators On Life On-screen: Miseries and Splendour of a Monarch, a sixty-minute documentary from 2010 on the collaboration of Guitry and actor Michel Simon

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michel Simon Paul Louis Victor Braconnier
Jean Debucourt Aubanel
Pauline Carton The Mercer's Wife
Louis de Funès Actor
Jeanne Fusier-Gir Actor
Jacques Varennes Actor
Jacques DeFeraudy Actor
Jean Duvaleix Actor
Germaine Reuver Actor

Technical Credits
Sacha Guitry Director,Screenwriter
Jean Bachelet Cinematographer
Raymond Lamy Editor
Louiguy Score Composer,Songwriter
Alain Poiré Producer

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