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Uniform Title Poison (Motion picture : 1951)
Title La poison [videorecording] / une production Gaumont et Paul Wagner ; un film de Sacha Guitry ; le dialogue et la mise en scène sont de l'auteur bien entendu.

Publication Info. [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    POI    Available
Edition DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (87 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical mono rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
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Series Criterion collection ; 891.
Criterion collection ; 891.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; fullscreen (1.33:1 aspect ratio); monoaural.
Language French dialogue with English subtitles.
Cast Michel Simon, Germaine Reuver, Jean Debucourt, Marcelle Arnold, Pauline Carton, Jacques Varennes, Jeanne Fusier-Gir, Jean Duvaleix, Georges Bever.
Credits Music and songs, Louiguy ; cinematography, Jean Bachelet ; edited by Raymond Lamy ; production design by Robert Dumesnil.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1951.
Summary After thirty years together, a village gardener and his wife find themselves contemplating how to do away with each other, with the former even planning how he'll negotiate his eventual criminal trial.
Note Special features: new interview with filmmaker Olivier Assayas on director Sacha Guitry's influence on French cinema; On life on-screen: miseries and splendour of a monarch, a 60-minute documentary from 2010 on the collaboration of Guitry and Michel Simon. Booklet contains an essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau and a 1957 obituary for Guitry by François Truffaut.
Subject Murder -- France -- Drama.
Married people -- France -- Drama.
Defense (Criminal procedure) -- France -- Drama.
Genre/Form Fiction films.
Feature films.
Dark comedy films.
Crime films.
Added Author Guitry, Sacha, 1885-1957, film director, screenwriter.
Wagner, Paul (Film producer), film producer.
Bachelet, Jean, 1894-1977, director of photography.
Guy, Louis, 1916-1991, composer (expression)
Lamy, Raymond, editor of moving image work.
Dumesnil, Robert, production designer.
Simon, Michel, 1895-1975, actor.
Reuver, Germaine, 1885-1953, actor.
Debucourt, Jean, 1894-1958, actor.
Arnold, Marcelle, 1917- actor.
Carton, Pauline, 1884-1974, actor.
Varennes, Jacques, 1894-1958, actor.
Duvaleix, Jean Albert, 1893-1962, actor.
Bever, Georges, actor.
Gaumont (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title Le film est intitulé La poison
ISBN 9781681433462 (DVD)
168143346X (DVD)
Standard No. 715515202411
Music No. CC2796DDVD The Criterion Collection

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