Wednesday, March 02, 2011
The trailer proclaimed "The two stars you've always wanted to see together". Bogart plays Geoffrey Carroll, a painter. He meets Sally (Stanwyck), even though he is married. He poisons his wife (with a sinister glass of milk). But after marrying Sally, will she meet the same fate when he meets someone else?
THE TWO MRS CARROLLS isn't a great film. It does have one fun line, Bogart, upon being introduced to someone, calls back a classic line stating "I have the strangest feeling that this is the beginning of a beautiful hatred".
Based on a stage play by Martin Vale and directed by Peter Godfrey (who had directed Stanwyck's CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT), the film was made in 1945 but wasn't released until 1947. Yet, even though it may not be among the stars best films,it is well worth seeing. Stanwyck and Bogart in anything is more worthwhile than a film with most of the stars of today.
As with other Archive titles, the only extra is a trailer. The film is remastered and looks quite good.
THE TWO MRS CARROLS is available now from the Warner Archive.
Posted by TALKING MOVIEzzz at 11:00 AM