31 Days of Bette Davis - 08/12

by ianhenslee | created - 11 Apr 2012 | updated - 25 Aug 2012 | Public

31 Bette Davis Movies for August 2012

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1. Juarez (1939)

Approved | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains

Votes: 1,608

2. The Empty Canvas (1963)

105 min | Drama

7.4
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The son of a dead Italian nobleman and a wealthy American woman forgets the disappointment of finding he has no talent for being a painter by succumbing to the sexual advances of an amoral model who believes in indiscriminate love affairs.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Bette Davis, Horst Buchholz, Catherine Spaak, Isa Miranda

Votes: 564

3. The Man Who Played God (1932)

TV-G | 80 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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After losing his hearing, a musician uses lip-reading to help others.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Bette Davis, Violet Heming, André Luguet

Votes: 726

4. Old Acquaintance (1943)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Old friends Kit Marlowe and Millie Drake adopt contrasting lifestyles: Kit is a single, critically acclaimed author while married Millie writes popular pulp novels.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Gig Young, John Loder

Votes: 2,365

5. A Stolen Life (1946)

Approved | 109 min | Drama

7.4
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When a woman's twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close to the man she feels her sister took from her years before.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan

Votes: 2,374

6. 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)

Unrated | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Arthur Byron, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 1,875

7. The Nanny (1965)

Unrated | 93 min | Thriller

7.3
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There's just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny. And is her 10-year-old charge an emotionally disturbed murderer or just an insolent brat?

Director: Seth Holt | Stars: Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Jill Bennett, James Villiers

Votes: 4,375

8. The Star (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

Votes: 2,645

9. It's Love I'm After (1937)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

7.8
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An actor of the stage finds himself pursued by a lovestruck fan while trying to patch up a tempestuous relationship with his actress lover.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles

Votes: 1,594

10. Payment on Demand (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

7.4
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The film is about divorce but with flashbacks as to why divorce occurs.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan, Jane Cowl, Kent Taylor

Votes: 1,091

11. Bunny O'Hare (1971)

GP | 91 min | Comedy

6.4
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Bunny is a penniless widow who blackmails a robber into teaching her the trade. Soon the pair starts a successful crime spree, and the cops aren't turning a blind eye.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Cassidy, Joan Delaney

Votes: 744

12. Storm Center (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

7.2
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A small-town librarian is branded as a Communist by local politicians when she refuses to withdraw a controversial book from the library's shelves.

Director: Daniel Taradash | Stars: Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly

Votes: 902

13. So Big! (1932)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Following the death of Selena's father, she's offered a job as a teacher in a small town and a new chapter of her life begins.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Dickie Moore, Bette Davis

Votes: 1,069

14. Special Agent (1935)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Newspaperman Bill Bradford becomes a special agent for the tax service trying to end the career of racketeer Alexander Carston. Julie Gardner is Carston's bookkeeper. Bradford enters ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Ricardo Cortez, Jack La Rue

Votes: 574

15. In This Our Life (1942)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

7.5
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The day before her wedding, a pampered young woman absconds with her sister's husband; in retaliation, her sister begins seeing the woman's former fiancé.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan

Votes: 3,320

16. Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)

105 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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While waiting on a delayed flight, David Trask, who has left his unfaithful wife, meets three of his fellow passengers. When the aircraft crashes, he is one of few survivors, and sets out to resolve their unfinished business.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Bette Davis, Shelley Winters, Gary Merrill, Michael Rennie

Votes: 1,613

17. Return from Witch Mountain (1978)

G | 95 min | Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and move things with the power of their mind alone. They arrive on Earth for a visit in Los Angeles. When Tony uses his ... See full summary »

Director: John Hough | Stars: Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann

Votes: 3,687

18. Shining Victory (1941)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

7.6
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In a Scottish sanitarium, a brilliant research psychiatrist works on a treatment for dementia precox. He falls for his altruistic female lab assistant and they begin a passionate tragic relationship.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: James Stephenson, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Crisp, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 433

19. The Sisters (1938)

Approved | 99 min | Drama

7.2
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Three daughters of a small town pharmacist undergo trials and tribulations in their problematic marriages between 1904 and 1908.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter

Votes: 1,400

20. Of Human Bondage (1934)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Frances Dee, Kay Johnson

Votes: 4,927

21. Fog Over Frisco (1934)

TV-G | 68 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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The lifestyles of Arlene and Valkyr Bradford, half-sisters from a respected San Francisco family, diverge markedly as Arlene takes up with criminals.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Bette Davis, Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 1,087

22. The Big Shakedown (1934)

Not Rated | 64 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Racketeers flood the market with counterfeit cosmetics and drugs, causing some tragedies.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Charles Farrell, Bette Davis, Ricardo Cortez, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 566

23. Hell's House (1932)

72 min | Drama

6.3
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Jimmy idolizes bootlegger Matt, and when he refuses to implicate his friend, he is sent to reform school. He befriends Shorty, a boy with a heart condition, and escapes to let the world know about the brutal conditions.

Director: Howard Higgin | Stars: Bette Davis, Pat O'Brien, Junior Durkin, Frank Coghlan Jr.

Votes: 763

24. Fashions of 1934 (1934)

78 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.1
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Sherwood Nash is a swindler who bootlegs Paris fashions for sale at cut-rate prices. His assistant Lynn poses as An American interested in a dress and Snap conceals a camera in his cane. ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Powell, Bette Davis, Frank McHugh, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 947

25. The Dark Horse (1932)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy

7.3
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Jailbird is hired to lead a dimwitted candidate's campaign for governor.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Warren William, Bette Davis, Guy Kibbee, Vivienne Osborne

Votes: 800

26. Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work. He regards the assignment as "kindergarten" work. When a young woman asks him to help ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Bette Davis, Lewis Stone, Pat O'Brien, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 788

27. The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)

TV-G | 78 min | Drama

7.1
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A tenant farmer's son is caught in the middle of owner-tenant disputes when he falls for the plantation owner's seductive daughter.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Bette Davis, Dorothy Jordan, Hardie Albright

Votes: 1,131

28. The Working Man (1933)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Successful wealthy shoe manufacturer John Reeves takes a vacation, leaving his business in the hands of his nephew. While on vacation Reeves runs into his rival's heirs, who are living it ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Bette Davis, Theodore Newton, Hardie Albright

Votes: 648

29. The Golden Arrow (1936)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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It's the Florida party season for heiresses, with both Oklahoma oil heiress Hortense Burke-Meyers and New York face cream heiress Daisy Appleby in the state. And where the single American ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Eugene Pallette, Dick Foran

Votes: 700

30. The Rich Are Always with Us (1932)

TV-G | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A socialite gets a divorce but can't keep out of her ex-husband's life.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Bette Davis, John Miljan

Votes: 606

31. Housewife (1934)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama

6.8
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Nan Reynolds encourages her copywriter husband Bill to open his own agency. Nearly out of business, he finally gets a client. Former girlfriend Patricia Berkeley writes a very successful ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: George Brent, Bette Davis, Ann Dvorak, John Halliday

Votes: 629