Cinema: The New Pictures, May 12, 1947

The Two Mrs. Carrolls (Warner) is a melodrama about a daft painter who subtly murders one wife after another. It was a Broadway hit chiefly because it provided a superb five-finger exercise for one of the trickiest actresses in the trade—Elisabeth Bergner. With the less versatile Barbara Stanwyck in the Bergner role, the story is merely thin and shabby.

There are some pleasantly grim noises made by cathedral bells. Once in a while, especially when the second Mrs. Carroll begins to suspect what she is up against. audience spines register an authentic chill. But...

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