A Woman's Vengeance

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A Woman's Vengeance
A Woman's Vengeance.jpg
Charles Boyer and Ann Blyth
Directed by Zoltan Korda
Produced by Zoltan Korda
Based on "The Gioconda Smile"
by Aldous Huxley
Starring Charles Boyer
Music by Miklós Rózsa
Cinematography Russell Metty
Edited by Jack Wheeler
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • January 29, 1948 (1948-01-29) (United States)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Ann Blyth and Russell Metty (cinematographer) on the set.

A Woman's Vengeance is a 1948 American film noir drama mystery film directed by Zoltán Korda, with a screenplay by Aldous Huxley based on his short story "The Gioconda Smile", and starring Charles Boyer, Ann Blyth, Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke, Rachel Kempson, and Mildred Natwick. The film was released by Universal Pictures.


Henry Maurier rebounds from the death of wife Emily by marrying a much younger woman, Doris, upsetting another woman, Janet, who is in love with him. Suspicions grow that Henry might have hurried along his wife's death with poison, until eventually he finds himself condemned to death for a murder he didn't commit.


Radio adaptation[edit]

A Woman's Vengeance was presented on Lux Radio Theatre March 22, 1948. Boyer and Blyth reprised their original roles in the adaptation.[1]


  1. ^ "Boyer, Blyth Play Original Roles on 'Lux'". Harrisburg Telegraph. March 20, 1948. p. 22. Retrieved August 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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