One of the great late period films by Sacha Guitry -- the total auteur who delighted (and scandalised) the French public and inspired the French New Wave as a model for authorship as director-writer-star of screen and stage alike. In every one of his pictures (and almost every one served as a rueful examination of the war between the sexes), Guitry sculpted by way of a rapier wit -- one might say by way of "the Guitry touch" -- some of the most sophisticated black comedies ever conceived... and La Poison [Poison] is one of his blackest.
Michel Simon plays Paul Braconnier, a man with designs on murdering his wife Blandine (Germaine Reuver) -- a woman with similar designs on her… Read more
Anybody not in the know,should be aware Spearhead From Space is being released on Blu-ray in July. With a 40min plus Brand New Documentary on Jon Pertwee. and lots of rare footage of Jon & Caroline John.