La Poison

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La Poison
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sacha Guitry
Written bySacha Guitry
Produced byPaul Wagner, Alain Poiré
Starring Michel Simon
Germaine Reuver
Cinematography Jean Bachelet
Edited by Raymond Lamy
Music by Louiguy
Release date
  • 30 November 1951 (1951-11-30)
Running time
85 minutes

La Poison is a 1951 French comedy drama film, written and directed by Sacha Guitry, starring Michel Simon and Louis de Funès. [1] [2]




The film was remade by Jean Becker as A Crime in Paradise in 2001. [3]

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  2. "Poison (1951) - Sacha Guitry | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie" via
  3. "Un crime au Paradis (2001) - Jean Becker | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie" via