Prince of Poisoners: The Life and Crimes of William Palmer Movie Review 1998

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A true crime story set in mid-19th century England. Dr. William Palmer (Allen) appears to be a successful surgeon with a devoted wife, Annie (Ashbourne), and happy family. But the doctor has a secret passion for racehorses and gambling and his good life is about to crumble because of his debts. So what's his solution? Why, murder of course, so Palmer can collect on various insurance policies and dispose of his gambling rivals.


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Available on VHS
Running time 180 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

True Crime, Crime Drama, Period Piece: 19th Century, Evil Doctors, Great Britain, Insurance
Glenn Chandler
Keith Allen, Jayne Ashbourne, Judy Cornwell, Richard Coyle, Freddie Jones, Stephen Moore
Allan Pyrah
Alan Dossor
Christopher Gunning
David Reynolds, Rebecca Eaton, Yorkshire Television, WGBH Boston

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