The Honey Pot (1967) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Honey Pot (1967)




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In this Joseph Mankiewicz comic mystery, a performance of Ben Jonson's Volpone inspires playboy Cecil Fox (Rex Harrison) to pretend he is terminally ill in order to gauge the reactions of his ex-girlfriends. Also titled It Comes Up Murder.

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Rex Harrison
as Cecil Fox
Susan Hayward
as Mrs. Lone-Star Crockett Sheridan
Cliff Robertson
as William McFly
Maggie Smith
as Sarah Watkins
as Princess Dominique
Edie Adams
as Merle McGill
Adolfo Celi
as Inspector Rizzi
Herschel Bernardi
as Oscar Ludwig
Cy Grant
as Revenue Agent
Frank Latimore
as Revenue Agent
Carlos Valles
as Assistant Tailor
Hugh Manning
as Volpone
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Critic Reviews for The Honey Pot

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Mankiewicz develops his story with loving care, explaining each turn and twist to make everything perfectly clear.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Harrison has reached that point in his self-creation where he can turn even a blowsy under-endowed movie like The Honey Pot to his own greater honor and glory.

February 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Rex Harrison and Maggie Smith take over the playing leaps to Wimbledon finalist standard.

July 12, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Honey Pot" is a bright, Technicolor extravaganza that combines good acting, a clever, complex plot, solid direction and outstanding production.

July 22, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This is really a stage production that doesn't work that well as a movie.

March 24, 2004 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

It starts as a comedy, turns into a murder mystery and at times sounds like a morality play. But the dialog is bright and brittle in The Honey Pot, one of the most sophisticated comedies to hit the screen.

November 20, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Honey Pot


A very, very youthful Maggie Smith in a supporting actress she gets swept into a "scripted murder mystery" of sorts....

Teresa S
Teresa S

Super Reviewer

A bit diffuse but played for fun by the entire cast and that helps alot. A little long but worth the time.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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