RMN Quick Critique: The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)




        Humphrey Bogart seemed to have two different personas onscreen; there was the tough guy romantic as remembered in Casablanca and the tough guy criminal from films such as The Treasure of Sierra Madre and his many noir classics. The Two Mrs. Carrolls somehow manages to utilize both of these personas in a thrilling forgotten classic filled with murder and intrigue, based on the stage play by Martin Vale which mostly takes place during one rainy evening. Geoffrey Carroll (Bogart) is married to Sally, played by Barbara Stanwyck, but he was married when he met her. As a fickle artist, Geoffrey trades out wives to keep his work fresh, and Sally is the next victim in this cycle.




Entertainment: 7/10

Quality: 7/10

Availability: DVD



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