WriterAldous Huxley, The Gioconda Smile Release dateJuly 5, 1948 (1948-07-05) CastCharles Boyer (Henry Maurier), Ann Blyth (Doris Mead), Jessica Tandy (Janet Spence), Cedric Hardwicke (Dr. James Libbard), Mildred Natwick (Nurse Caroline Braddock), Cecil Humphreys (General Spence) Similar moviesThe Executioner's Song, Capital Execution, Execution of Czolgosz with Panorama of Auburn Prison, War Horse, Looper, Fallen
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 his brother-in-law's mistress, upsetting another woman who is in love with him. Suspicions grow that Henry might have hurried along his wife's death with poison.
Charles Boyer as Henry Maurier
Ann Blyth as Doris Mead
Jessica Tandy as Janet Spence
Cedric Hardwicke as Dr. James Libbard
Mildred Natwick as Nurse Caroline Braddock
Cecil Humphreys as General Spence
Hugh French as Robert Lester
Rachel Kempson as Emily Maurier
Valerie Cardew as Clara
Carl Harbord as Leslie Blake
John Williams as Prosecuting Counsel
Leyland Hodgson as First Warder
Ola Lorraine as Malsey
Harry Cording as Chauffeur McNabb
A Woman's Vengeance was presented on Lux Radio Theatre March 22, 1948. Boyer and Blyth reprised their original roles in the adaptation.