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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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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


Old Acquaintance(1943).

By Dawn Sample on Jan 10, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Old Acquaintance(1943). Drama directed by Vincent Sherman. Cast: Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins with Gig Young, John Loder, Dolores Moran, Roscoe Karns and Anne Revere. Bette Davis personally requested the casting of Norma Shearer in the role of Mildred Drake. Shearer refused the role and the part ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Kit Marlowe: If you'd just look at Millie's activities as confession of weakness, an admission that there's something essentially lacking in her nature, you'd find it a little touching and love her.
Preston Drake: You sound like one of Millie's books.


Belle Carter: [to Kit] Tell me, how is your new book coming along?
Kit Marlowe: Well, I write and I write, and I still don't like it.
Belle Carter: But, at least when you do turn one out, it's a gem! None of this grinding them out like sausage...
Belle Carter: [she realizes that she has just insulted Millie and pauses with embarrassment] I suppose I could cut my throat.
Millie Drake: [clearly offended] There's a knife on the table!


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.


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMay 29, 1944 with Miriam Hopkins reprising her film role.
Many cast members in studio records & casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Leona Maricle (Julia Broadbank), George Lessey (Dean), Joseph Crehan (Editor), Ann Codee (Madamoiselle), Creighton Hale (Stage manager), Pierre Watkin (Mr. Winter) and Frank Darien (Stage doorman). Other cast members such as Charles Sullivan, Jack Mower, Sam Harris, Herbert Rawlinson and all of the college girls were credited by barely seen.
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.
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