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Of Human Bondage (1934): Bette Davis Ascends

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 21, 2022

“There’s usually one who loves and one who is loved.” Philip Carey (Leslie Howard) is a sympathetic man who made a go at an artist’s life in Paris. However, a mentor tells him to move on; worse than a failure, he’s a mediocre talent. Although he has the industry, he la read more

The Movie Quote Game (Bette Davis Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 25, 2022

This month, we're focusing on quotes from Bette Davis films. We will list a quote from a famous Bette Davis movie and ask you to name it. Try to answer these questions on your own without resorting to Google searches. As always, please answer no more than three questions per day so others can p read more

Five Favorite Films: Bette Davis

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Sep 20, 2021

It's really difficult for me to pick only five films for Bette Davis. She's one of my favorite stars, and her career spanned decades, with juicy, memorable roles from her early years right up to her death in 1989 at the age of 81. She was nominated for 11 Best Actress Oscars and won twice, first for read more

Bette Davis Crushes Leslie Howard

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Apr 4, 2021

I read Of Human Bondage as a preteen/teen and was moved by the story of a would-be artist who eventually discovered that a simpler life of helping others was his route to happiness. As a wannabe artist myself, Philip’s journey was meaningful, even enlightening. His time practicing medicine for a poo read more

Bette Davis Crushes Leslie Howard

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Apr 4, 2021

I read Of Human Bondage as a preteen/teen and was moved by the story of a would-be artist who eventually discovered that a simpler life of helping others was his route to happiness. As a wannabe artist myself, Philip’s journey was meaningful, even enlightening. His time practicing medicine for a poo read more

Bette Davis wants “The Catered Affair” for daughter Debbie Reynolds

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 29, 2021

Bette Davis wants “The Catered Affair” for daughter Debbie Reynolds The Catered Affair (1956) is an American drama directed by Richard Brooks and starring Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald, and Rod Tayor. The musical score is by Andre Previn and the cin read more

Leslie Howard and Bette Davis in the pre-Code classic “Of Human Bondage”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 22, 2021

Leslie Howard and Bette Davis in the pre-Code classic “Of Human Bondage” Of Human Bondage (1934) is a pre-Code drama directed by John Cromwell and starring Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, and Francis Dee. The film was based on W. Somerset Maugham’s 1915 novel. The music was by Max read more

Final Rd Bette Davis Film Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Dec 28, 2020

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Rd 5 Bette Davis Film Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Dec 24, 2020

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Rd 4 Bette Davis Film Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Dec 20, 2020

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Rd 3 Bette Davis Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Dec 16, 2020

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Rd 2 Bette Davis Film Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Dec 10, 2020

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The Bette Davis Film Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Dec 6, 2020

 RD 1 of the Bette Davis Film Tourney is now underway..https://linkto.run/p/PMNSG7X5https://linkto.run/p/Z50VO2A4https://linkto.run/p/ZO92YEDPhttps://linkto.run/p/PB2VZ63N read more

Dark Victory (1939): Bette Davis at Her Best

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 8, 2020

Dark Victory reminds one how eclectic the Warner Bros. stock company was in 1939 because, in a Bette Davis vehicle, the first visage to present itself is none other than a wry Humphrey Bogart. The movie is a veritable grab bag of assorted talent from Bogart to Ronald Reagan and even kindly, bushy-b read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (Volume 6 - Bette Davis Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 28, 2020

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a classic movie and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to defend it! Note read more

Silver Screen Standards: Bette Davis

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Feb 15, 2020

Silver Screen Standards: Bette Davis Baby Jane Hudson, whose shattered visage mirrors her broken psyche, is one of Davis’ most extreme characters, but the earlier roles paved the way for this late tour de force. Recently I rewatched What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the 1962 film starring Bett read more

On Blu-ray: Bette Davis at Her Best in William Wyler's The Letter (1940)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 7, 2019

I’ve always viewed the films that Bette Davis made with director William Wyler as an emotionally charged conversation between actress and filmmaker. There’s something precise about the cinema they made together, as if they are trying to achieve the perfect mix of the authentic and the dr read more

Jezebel (1938): A Bette Davis Southern Belle

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 22, 2019

The oldest movie theater near where I grew up was built in 1938 and by some peculiar coincidence, Bette Davis is said to have driven by the establishment time and time again. Being the iron-willed personality that she was, the rising star demanded they open with her latest movie. (I assume very few read more

Bette Davis as Madame Sin

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 14, 2019

A TV series centered around a Fu Manchu-like villainous played by the incomparable Bette Davis? That was the idea behind Madame Sin, a TV series pilot which aired in 1972 on the ABC Movie of the Weekend. Executive producer Robert Wagner stars as Tony Lawrence, a disgruntled former intelligence agen read more

Bette Davis in Of Human Bondage (1934) – a star is born

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 24, 2019

Bette Davis in Of Human Bondage (1934) – a star is born On May 24, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Sometimes it’s hard to believe there was a time when Bette Davis was not a star. Yet, between 1930 and 1933 she was mostly a supporting player read more
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