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Old Acquaintance (1943) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Vincent Sherman and produced by Henry Blanke and Jack L. Warner.

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Classic Films in Focus: OLD ACQUAINTANCE (1943)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 7, 2020 From Virtual Virago

Old Acquaintance (1943) is primarily famous today for a scene in which Bette Davis violently shakes her off screen nemesis Miriam Hopkins and then offers a very insincere "sorry" to her victim, but if you watch the entire film you'll be completely on Bette's side about Miriam needing to be shaken. D... Read full article


Missed Opportunity with Old Acquaintance, Bette Davis

By Franchot Tone Fan on Jan 24, 2016 From Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone

Source: www.amazon.com In 1942, Franchot Tone was all set to star in the upcoming Bette Davis drama Old Acquaintance until the Stabilization Act of 1942 changed his plans. In his executive order, President Roosevelt listed regulations to prevent inflation and protect the U.S. economy during wartime... Read full article


Old Acquaintance (1943)

By Beatrice on Sep 22, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Old Acquaintance Directed by Vincent Sherman Written by John Van Druten and Lenore J. Coffee from a play by Van Druten 1943/USA Warner Bros First viewing/Netflix rental Compared to Miriam Hopkins, Bette Davis looks like a method actress. Kit Marlow (Davis) and Millie Drake (Hopkins) have been best f... Read full article


Old Acquaintance (1943)

By Cameron on Dec 12, 2013 From The Blonde At The Film

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdreviews22/old_aquaintance_dvd_review.htm ? Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own Old Acquaintance?(1943)?is the story of two childhood friends who both grow up to be writers and fall in love with the same man, yet somehow remain buddies all the while. This fi... Read full article


Old Acquaintance (1943)

By Cameron on Dec 12, 2013 From The Blonde At The Film

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdreviews22/old_aquaintance_dvd_review.htm ? Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own Old Acquaintance?(1943)?is the story of two childhood friends who both grow up to be writers and fall in love with the same man, yet somehow remain buddies all the while. This fi... Read full article


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Quotes from

Kit Marlowe: There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.


Kit Marlowe: Millie remembers the same things I do, that's important. For instance, she's the only person I know, who still remembers when I used to be called Chunky.
Preston Drake: I'd think you wouldn't want to remember that.
Kit Marlowe: But one does. Funny, one does.


Kit Marlowe: I'd better get out of here, Millie, before I do something I'll be very sorry for.
Millie Drake: Yes, go! And if you think I want you to come back ever you're wrong! Well? why don't you go?
Kit Marlowe: In just a minute.
[She puts down her parcels, crosses the room, grabs Millie by the shoulders and shakes her violently, then shoves her so she falls on the sofa]
Kit Marlowe: Sorry.
[She picks up her things and exits, leaving Millie throwing a tantrum]


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Facts about

This is the film with the often shown, camp classic scene of Bette Davis calmly grabbing Miriam Hopkins by the shoulders, vigorously shaking her, throwing her down into a chair, and then calmly saying with a clipped, sarcastic edge: "Sorry". Bette Davis later admitted she immensely enjoyed playing that scene.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMay 29, 1944 with Miriam Hopkins reprising her film role.
The Broadway play opened on December 23, 1940 at the Morosco Theatre and closed 17 May 1941 after 170 performances. The opening night cast included Jane Cowl as Kit, Peggy Wood as Millie and Kent Smith as Rudd Kendall. Warner Bros. purchased the rights to the play for $75,000.
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