This much-underrated Bogart vehicle casts him in the rather unlikely--and unlikable--role of a psychotic painter with a penchant for killing off his wives. After painting a portrait of his wife as the "Angel of Death," Bogart meets Stanwyck and falls in love with her. To rid himself of
the matrimonial bond that keeps him from Stanwyck, Bogart slowly poisons his wife. When she becomes ill and bed-ridden, he acts the loving husband and brings her a nightly glass of warm milk laced with increasingly large doses of poison. Bogart sends his daughter, Carter, away to school, during
which time his wife dies and he marries Stanwyck. A couple of years later, after painting ...