A Woman's Vengeance

A Woman's Vengeance is a 1948 American film noir drama mystery film directed by Zoltán Korda and starring Charles Boyer, Ann Blyth, Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke, Rachel Kempson, and Mildred Natwick. The screenplay by Aldous Huxley was based on his 1922 short story "The Gioconda Smile". The film was released by Universal Pictures.

A Woman's Vengeance
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Charles Boyer and Ann Blyth
Directed byZoltan Korda
Produced byZoltan Korda
Based on"The Gioconda Smile"
by Aldous Huxley
StarringCharles Boyer
Music byMiklós Rózsa
CinematographyRussell Metty
Edited byJack Wheeler
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • January 29, 1948 (1948-01-29) (United States)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1.3 million[1]
Ann Blyth and Russell Metty (cinematographer) on the set.


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 adaptationEdit

A Woman's Vengeance was presented on Lux Radio Theatre March 22, 1948. Boyer and Blyth reprised their original roles in the adaptation.[2]


  1. ^ Dick, Bernard K. (2015). City of Dreams: The Making and Remaking of Universal Pictures. University Press of Kentucky. p. 125. ISBN 9780813158891.
  2. ^ "Boyer, Blyth Play Original Roles on 'Lux'". Harrisburg Telegraph. March 20, 1948. p. 22. Retrieved August 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)  

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