La Poison
La Poison (1951)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

A miniature masterwork in itself.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A delicious amoral black comedy.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

Guitry's cinematic invention is less visual than narrative. He has a flair of creative storytelling and verbal dexterity ...

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Eric Melin

An eye-opener. It satirizes the technicalities and inconsistencies of the legal system, as well as society's fascination with crime, and maybe in a reveal of some of Guitry's personal obsessions, also pokes nasty fun at the institution of marriage itself.

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Walter M.
"Poison" is set in a small, provincial town in France. It is the kind of sleepy town where the townspeople complain about the lack of tourist… More