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Poison Pen (1940)


I recently found Poison Pen on eBay UK.

Bobbie's role is not big, and he isn't a particularly attractive person, but he does his usual marvelous job and is a quite frightening personality.

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Re: Poison Pen (1940)


Info in my file; most from IMDb:

Poison Pen (1940)

A small, sedate British village is shocked when its residents begin receiving hate-filled diatribes, known as "poison pen letters".

 Flora Robson as Mary Rider
 Reginald Tate as The Vicar (Rev. Rider)
 Ann Todd as Ann Rider
 Geoffrey Toone as David
 Edward Chapman as Len Griffin
 Robert Newton as Sam Hurrin
 Belle Chrystall as Sucal Hurrin
 Catherine Lacey as Connie Fateley
 Edward Rigby as Badham
 Athole Stewart as Colonel Cashelton
 Mary Hinton as Mrs. Cashelton
 Cyril Chamberlain as Peter Cashelton
 Wally Patch as Mr. Suggs
 Ella Retford as Mrs. Suggs
 Jean Clyde as Mrs. Griffin
 Hyde White as The Postman
 Marjorie Rhodes as Mrs. Scaife
 Beatrice Varley as Mrs. Jenkins
 Empsie Bowman as Harbord
 Laurence Kitchin as Shop Assistant
 Kenneth Connor as Telephonist (Boy in Post Office)
 Megs Jenkins as Barmaid
 Esma Cannon as Mrs. Warren
 Eileen Beldon as Miss. Reynolds
 Merle Tottenham as Mrs. Kemp
 Charles Mortimer as Inspt. Colclough
 Roddy Hughes as Handwriting Expert
 Peter Murray-Hill (uncredited)
 Roddy McDowall as Choirboy (uncredited)
 Norman Pierce as Village Policeman (uncredited)

Runtime: 66 min / 74 min
Country: UK
Language: English
Color: B&W

Note: As is my habit, I changed / added to some of the above with info from the credits. Also, even though IMDb lists a running time of 66 minutes, my DVD runs 74 1/2 minutes.

Snappys to follow

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Re: Poison Pen (1940)


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Sam Hurrin at the dance with his wife and another villager.

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Hurrin has received one of the letters.

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A very upset Hurrin shows the letter to Reverend Rider, the village vicar.

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I won't show any more, because I don't want to give away too much of the plot.

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Re: Poison Pen (1940)


You really are a screencapping goddess!!!! Thanks so much for those!!!

Sounds like a pretty groovy film, would you recommend it, even though The Bobster isn't in it too much???

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My personal opinion (even though you didn't ask for it) is that's it's worth watching even if Bob is only in it for a few seconds. emoticon
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Haha!! I am always appreciative of your opinions, you know where it's at!!

It does sound like a great storyline, I'd deffo like to give it a go!!



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quote:

Spev wrote:

Sounds like a pretty groovy film, would you recommend it, even though The Bobster isn't in it too much???



I'd recommend anything the Bobster is in. I even enjoyed his much too small part in Dark Journey, though otherwise that film was a yawn, IMHO.

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