Beyond the Forest (1949) was a Film Noir - Drama Film directed by King Vidor and produced by Henry Blanke and Jack L. Warner.
A small-town young woman who covets the high life enjoyed by her wealthy Chicago neighbor decides to leave her country-doctor hubby. The plot is far-fetched and Davis is not at her best in this one, although her delivery of the line "What a dump!" lives eternally.
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Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Scoring||Max Steiner||Nominated|
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Rosa Moline: Life in Loyalton is like sitting in the funeral parlor and waiting for the funeral to begin. No, it's like lying in a coffin and waiting for them to carry you out.
Rosa Moline: What a dump!
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Bette Davis was so unhappy over being cast in this film that she threatened Warner Bros. studio chief Jack L. Warner that she would walk off the production with the picture only half finished. Warner was forced to cancel her contract and Davis completed the film, ending 18 years with the studio.
Bette Davis begged the studio to use 'Virginia Mayo' instead, saying, "She's good at those sorts of roles."
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