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Honey Pot, The

Synopsis
The Honey Pot is based on ‘Volpone’, the play by Ben Jonson. Rex Harrison stars as international playboy Cecil Fox, who decides to pretend he’s dying in order to find out what his three old flames will do. He summons them all to his bedside, and they come gladly, thinking of the fortune he will leave behind: Princess Dominique (Capucine), fading movie star Merle McGill (Edie Adams) and Texas millionairess Mrs Sheridan (Susan Hayward). To assist him in his scheme, Fox hires William McFly (Cliff Robertson), a gigolo and sometime actor to act as his secretary/servant. As Fox and McFly act out the charade, things take an unexpected turn from comical farce to full blown murder mystery as one of the contenders is found dead. Also starring Maggie Smith.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1967
Subjects
Drama; English language and literature

Credits

Director
Joseph L Mankiewicz
Writer
Ben Jonson
Cast
Maggie Smith 
Rex Harrison 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
126 minutes
Year
2009

Production Company

Name

United Artists

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

STUDIOCANAL

Email
email: info@studiocanal.co.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7534 2700
Fax
020 7534 2701
Address
50 Marshall Street
London
W1F 9BQ
Notes
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