La Poison

by Sacha Guitry 1h36min France 1951
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La Poison
by Sacha Guitry

Paul Braconnier is going through living hell with his wife, an alcoholic shrew. They are both trying to do away with each other. Paul goes to see a famous lawyer, who unwittingly tells him how to commit the crime. So Paul goes on, kills his wife and gives himself up to the police. The lawyer takes his case and Paul is acquitted. He triumphantly returns to the village.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Michel Simon : Paul Braconnier
  • Germaine Reuver : Blandine Braconnier
  • Jean Debucourt : Maître Louis Aubanel
  • Pauline Carton : La mercière
  • Jeanne Fusier-Gir : la fleuriste
  • Luce Fabiole : Amélie
  • Louis de Funès : André
  • Albert Duvaleix : l'abbé Méthivier
  • And with: Jacques Varennes, Marcelle Arnold


  • Director Sacha Guitry
  • Scenario Sacha Guitry
  • Photo director Jean Bachelet
  • Set Design Robert Dumesnil
  • Sound Fernand Janisse
  • Editing Raymond Lamy
  • Original music Louiguy
  • Producer Alain Poiré, Paul Wagner
  • Production Compagny Gaumont
  • Distributor Gaumont

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1951
  • Release date for France11/30/1951
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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