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)
|Best Actress||Bette Davis||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Max Steiner||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Warner Bros.-First National||Nominated|
From the Archives: Dark Victory ( 1939 )By The Metzinger Sisters on Dec 9, 2019 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers
Geraldine Fitzgerald and Bette Davis are grinning in the presence of a young Ronald Reagan in this scene from Dark Victory ( 1939 ). Little did they know that he would one day become President of the United States. Unfortunately, Reagan's character spent most of this picture in a drunken state...but... Read full article
Watching 1939: Dark Victoryon 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 VictoryBy 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
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Judith: I've never taken orders from anyone. As long as I live, I'll never take orders from anyone. I'm young and strong and nothing can touch me.
Judith: Nothing can hurt us now. What we have can't be destroyed. That's our victory - our victory over the dark. It is a victory because we're not afraid.
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In 1938, Barbara Stanwyck and Melvyn Douglas starred in a Lux Radio Theatre version of the play, and in 1939 Bette Davis and Spencer Tracy starred in another radio version of the story.
Offscreen, Bette Davis suffered a nervous breakdown during filming as a result of her crumbling marriage to Harmon Nelson. This didn't prevent her from embarking on an affair with co-star George Brent.
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