The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)

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In this thriller, Humphrey Bogart plays a psychotic artist who secretly poisons his wife after falling in love with another woman. When the wife dies, the widower marries the new woman. Eventually, the artist falls in love with his neighbor. However, this time his wife suspects that something is amiss.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Martin Vale. Thomas Job
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 20, 1992
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures

Cast

Barbara Stanwyck
as Sally Morton Carroll
Humphrey Bogart
as Geoffrey Carroll
Alexis Smith
as Cecily Latham
Nigel Bruce
as Dr. Tuttle
Isobel Elsom
as Mrs. Latham
Pat O'Moore
as Charles Fennington
Patrick O'Moore
as Charles Fennington
Ann Carter
as Beatrice Carroll
Anita Bolster
as Christine
Barry Bernard
as Mr. Blagdon
Colin Campbell
as MacGregor
Creighton Hale
as Race Track Tout
Leyland Hodgson
as Inspector
Peter Godfrey
as Race Track Tout
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Critic Reviews for The Two Mrs. Carrolls

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | August 22, 2011
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 14, 2013
7M Pictures

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.

Full Review… | May 27, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

... a handsomely mounted and nicely acted piece, especially when the two Hollywood greats share the screen.

Full Review… | March 26, 2011
Seanax.com

Inert and overwrought crime/melodrama that never gets over being stagy despite the teaming of Humphrey Bogart and Barbara Stanwyck.

Full Review… | October 19, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for The Two Mrs. Carrolls

½

this flick overthrows the usual typecasting for humprey bogart and babara stanwyck, the former constantly as detective hero or gangster villain; the later freuently as self-assured heroine or shrewd femme fatale. now both of them are handled in the niches which could be iconclastic to their usual screen images. this pecuilar set-up might be odd but somehow weirdly divertive.

the plotline goes like bogart(mr. carreols) as an artist who is having illict affair with stanwyck who is unaware that he's a married man. then she flees away after an unexpected discovery that forces borgie to poison his wife with a glass of milk mingled with arsenic. after years of happy bond with stanwyck, he gets wearily drained becuz he absorbs all the musings she could possibly inspire on him. then he tries to murder his present wife again after he seeks love in his beau monde art sponsor, also with a glass of milk blended with lethal arsenic.

the idea to cast borgie as the blue-beard compulsive serial killer is sorta uncanny, but the script dubs some notions to make sense on his lunatic motives. this painter is a parasite leech which sucks up the amorous essence out of its female hosts to accomplish his great art pieces. when he's in love with a woman, he nullifies everything for her. when love fades, he poisons her to death then commemorate her demise with an eerie skeleton portrait of her. at last when he gets caught, borgie leaves a phenomenal line "do you want a glass of milk?"

rarely seen stanwyck as helpless victim, but it's amazing that she could also play gently meek character convincingly even it's more hellish fun to see her being predatory vixen.

generally this flick might not be innovative enough to be considered a murderer classic but still fun to toy with the concepts of tranquil drama full of stealthy twists that requires an viewer with patience to appreciate slow-paced story.

dietmountaindew
Veronique Kwak

Super Reviewer

pretty ridiculous. hardly the best for anybody involved but worth watching once

jjnxn
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

½

Nothing special at all. I kind of had to force myself to get through it.

mjgildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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