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)
|Best Supporting Actress||Mary Astor||Won|
Bette's Back in The Great LieBy 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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Bette Davis and 'Mary Astor (I)' thought the original script was not very good. They ended up doing massive rewrites on the script themselves.
When Pete returns from seeing his lawyer, early in the film, he finds Sandra's agent in the living room listening to her latest recording. This is an excerpt from the first movement of the Piano Concerto No 4 in D minor by Anton Rubinstein, a great rarity and certainly not recorded by anyone else in 1941. It was possibly chosen by Max Steiner because it was no longer in copyright, but whatever the reason, it was a most unusual and sophisticated choice.
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