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Recipe for Murder (2011)

Sydney, the early 1950's... a city in the grip of a deadly crime wave. In just over a year more than one hundred people were poisoned. Most of the killers were women. Recipe For Murder ... See full summary »

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Sonia Bible

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Sonia Bible
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Credited cast:
Matthew Dale ... Detective Don Ferguson
Grant J. Garland ... Detective Sergeant Fredrick Krahe (as Grant Garland)
Aimee Horne Aimee Horne ... Yvonne Fletcher
Andrew James Andrew James ... Bobby Lulham (as James Anderson)
Anne Looby Anne Looby ... Veronica Monty
Betty Tougher Betty Tougher ... Caroline Grills
Dan Wyllie ... Narrator
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Sydney, the early 1950's... a city in the grip of a deadly crime wave. In just over a year more than one hundred people were poisoned. Most of the killers were women. Recipe For Murder tells the true story of three notorious poisoners; Yvonne Fletcher, Caroline Grills and Veronica Monty. The 52 minute film combines gritty archive with stunning film noir re-enactments and interviews with witnesses. Narrated by Dan Wyllie in classic pulp crime style, the film dramatically reveals the unique ingredients that created a Recipe For Murder. Written by Sonia BIble

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Sydney 1952... What turned women into cold-blooded killers?

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Documentary | Crime

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2011 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Australian murhaepidemia See more »

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Fascinating social history...
11 June 2011 | by dfle3See all my reviews

This is a documentary which has some re-enactments of the events discussed. It concentrates on three particular women who were convicted of using poison to kill people in post World War II Sydney, Australia. During this period of time there were many instances of people using this kind of poison on others. Perhaps the three women represented here were the most notorious or something...one of the women poisoned a rugby league player...this is the highest profile sport in Sydney...at least as far as football codes go.

Especially interesting for me was the case of a man who, in these deprived times, received a gift of food from a woman he suspected of being a poisoner...the gift was something highly desirable. Would his reservations be overcome by the desirability of the gift? Hmm...could have sworn I read something by Plato which mentioned the concept of a delicious poison.

Anyway, an interesting documentary. Recommended.


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