Another Man's Poison

Synopsis: Mystery writer Janet Frobisher lives alone in a dark English country house, when she's not philandering with her secretary's fiancée. At an extremely awkward moment, she has an unwelcome visitor: George Bates, who claims to be the partner in crime of Janet's estranged husband. George insinuates himself into Janet's home and life despite her efforts to get rid of him; the tangled relationships develop into a macabre, murderous cat-and-mouse game.
Director(s): Irving Rapper
Production: Eros
90 min

But you're also mrs. Preston.

That's not so good.

I don't know who you are or why you're here.

But if you don't get out at once, i'll call the police.

I wouldn't do that.

I said not to do that.

The line is out of order, anyway.

Get your husband.

I've already told you...

get him! Tell him george wants him.

George who?

Just george.

Well he's not here obviously. Nobody's here.

Find him.

Well, i think if my husband were here, i'd have called for him before now.

All right. We'll wait for him together.

You may have a long wait.

I... haven't seen him for months.

They're mine.

Nice comfortable fit.

Size eleven.

My, what big feet we have, grandmother.

What do you want of my husband?

Look at the front page.

My name is bates.


george bates.

The metropolitan bank of america.


You did this?

We did it.

Credit, where credit is due, mrs. Preston.

We did it, your husband and i together.

Why, it says here there was a policeman shot.

He shot.

The wounded man was able to identify

one of the men as george bates,

an employee of the bank.

But it was your husband's gun that shot him, mrs. Preston.

It was your husband who pulled the trigger.

But they're looking for you.

And i am looking for your husband.

When do you expect him back?

I hope he never comes back.

He arrived here early today from london.

Mr. Bates, i don't know what my husband has told you,

but actually these are the facts,

we've been separated for nearly three years.

The people around here think he's in malaya.

I told them he's a planter,

that i haven't seen him for nearly a year.

Is that hat yours, too?

How long have you known my husband?

Since i was transferred from the american branch.

We met and talked.

He can talk.

I trusted him.

I had a little money. He knew a lot about shares.

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Val Guest

Valmond Maurice "Val" Guest (11 December 1911 – 10 May 2006) was an English film director and screenwriter. Beginning as a writer (and later director) of comedy films, he is best known for his work for Hammer, for whom he directed 14 films, and science fiction films. He enjoyed a long career in the film industry from the early 1930s until the early 1980s. more…

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