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The Great Lie (1941) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Edmund Goulding and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Henry Blanke.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressMary AstorWon
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Bette's Back in The Great Lie

By Amanda Garrett on Sep 16, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing Warner Archive's new DVD re-release of The Great Lie (1941), starring Bette Davis. The good folks at Warner Archive are bringing five classic Bette Davis movies back into print. Each Friday in September, I'll have a review of one of these movies (here's last week's review of... Read full article


The Great Lie (1941)

By Kayla on Aug 6, 2015 From The Cinema Dilettante

The Great Lie (1941) August 6, 2015August 6, 2015 / The Cinema Dilettante Time to turn the serious business meter up to 11. So, The Great Lie. Look, I am not exaggerating one bit* when I say that this is the greatest piece of fine, soapy melodrama this side of a Lux commercial abo... Read full article


The Great Lie (1941)

By Beatrice on Jun 15, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Great Lie Directed by Edmund Goulding Written by Lenore J. Coffee based on a novel by Polan Banks 1941/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Netflix rental This is a competently made “woman’s picture” raised above the ordinary by the lively performance of Mary Astor. After a night of ... Read full article


The Great Lie (1941).

By Dawn on May 6, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

The Great Lie (1941). Drama. Director: Edmund Goulding. The screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, the movie is based on the novel, January Heights by Polan Banks. Cast: Bette Davis, Mary Astor, who the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and George Brent. When concert pianist Sandra Kovak and her a... Read full article


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Sandra Kovac: I'm not one of you anemic creatures who can get nourishment from a lettuce leaf - I'm a musician, I'm an artist! I have zest and appetite - and I like food!


Sandra Kovac: "If I didn't think you meant so well, I'd feel like slapping your face"


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Facts about

One of Mary Astor 's lines is, "Who brought me to this dump?" Eight years later Bette Davis said "What a dump!", one of her best known quotes, in Beyond the Forest. Both original scripts were written by Lenore J. Coffee.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 2, 1942 with George Brent and Mary Astor reprising their film roles.
Bette Davis and 'Mary Astor (I)' thought the original script was not very good. They ended up doing massive rewrites on the script themselves.
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