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Dark Victory (1939) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Edmund Goulding and produced by Hal B. Wallis and David Lewis.

Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressBette DavisNominated
Best Music - ScoringMax SteinerNominated
Best PictureWarner Bros.-First NationalNominated
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Watching 1939: Dark Victory

on Jul 26, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


Dark Victory (1939, Edmund Goulding)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 5, 2018 From The Stop Button

Bette Davis and George Brent never kiss in Dark Victory. He’s a brilliant neurosurgeon, she’s a mysteriously ill young socialite. He saves her, they fall in love. But does he really save her…. Victory gives Davis an excellent part, right up until the end of the film. It’s a somewhat bumpy ride–in th... Read full article


The Essential Films of 1939: Dark Victory

By Amanda Garrett on Mar 8, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Bette Davis gets a large dose of prognosis negative in Dark Victory. The Director: Edmund Goulding. The Stars: Bette Davis; George Brent; Geraldine Fitzgerald; Humphrey Bogart and Ronald Reagan. Source Material: A 1934 play by Bertram Bloch and George Emerson Brewer Jr. George Bre... Read full article


Dark Victory (1939)

By Cameron on Feb 2, 2015 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://thefilmexperience.net/blog/2014/4/17/seasons-of-bette-dark-victory-1939.html Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Dark Victory is a melodrama par excellence, a three-hanky weepie starring one of the masters of the genre, Bette Davis. Variety noted that the “picture is stu... Read full article


Dark Victory (1939)

By Cameron on Feb 2, 2015 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://thefilmexperience.net/blog/2014/4/17/seasons-of-bette-dark-victory-1939.html Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Dark Victory is a melodrama par excellence, a three-hanky weepie starring one of the masters of the genre, Bette Davis. Variety noted that the “picture is stu... Read full article


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Judith: I think I'll have a large order of prognosis negative!.


Judith: Here's a tragedy for you. Jessica's Girl has bronchitis and can't possibly last the night. Jessica's Girl is a horse. Poor Jessica's Girl.


Judith: Excuse me, kids, I've won a prize.


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Facts about

Bette Davis pestered Warner Brothers to buy the rights to the story, thinking it a great vehicle for her. WB studio chief Jack L. Warner fought against it, arguing that no one wanted to see someone go blind. Of course, the film went on to become one of the studio's biggest successes of that year.
Gloria Swanson had tried and failed to get the movie made a few years earlier.
The second of Bette Davis collaborations with director Edmund Goulding. They had previously worked together on That Certain Woman and would do so again on The Old Maid and The Great Lie.
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