Thriller (1960–1962)
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London critic and wit Thomas Edward Griffith finds himself in need of funds and saddled with abrasive in-laws and a disapproving uncle. The solution to his problems lies in his collection of rare poisons.

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Sarah Marshall ...
Frances Abercrombie Griffith
Brenda Forbes ...
Mrs. Abercrombie
Jennifer Raine ...
Helen Abercrombie
David Frankham ...
Proctor
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George Griffith
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Charles Larrimore
Seymour Green ...
Sir John Herbert
Keith Hitchcock ...
Lord Danforth
Nelson Welch ...
Doctor
Donald Journeaux ...
News Vendor (as Donald P. Journeaux)
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London critic and wit Thomas Edward Griffith finds himself in need of funds and saddled with abrasive in-laws and a disapproving uncle. The solution to his problems lies in his collection of rare poisons.

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10 January 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Loosely based on the life of author and artist Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, 1794-1847. The authors mentioned by Boris Karloff in the prologue all wrote about Wainewright's reputation as a poisoner. See more »

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Thomas Edward Griffith: So a lamb becomes a lion, and for the sake of a serpent.
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Seeking Perfection
30 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Murray Matheson plays Thomas Edward Griffith, a 19th century man and skilled poisoner who has just gotten married to his beautiful wife Frances(played by Sarah Marshall) He has just offered her a toast after presenting her portrait, when his "perfect" world is shattered by the unexpected arrival of her abrasive mother, and sickly, wheelchair-bound sister who have come to live with them. Frances apologizes for not mentioning their existence, but the in-laws only care about his money, though all are in for a collective financial disappointment, and Thomas realizes that he will have to put his skills to use to remedy this situation... Matheson is superb as the poisoner, charming but ruthless, and episode is richly scored and atmospheric.


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