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

Information and Film Reviews for Prince of Poisoners: The Life and Crimes of William Palmer the Movie

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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.

Distribution

VideoPreview Collection, National Fulfillment Center, PO Box 4055, Santa Monica, CA 90405, Toll-free: 800-771-9232, Fax: (310)399-4844

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

Cast and Crew

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

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