31 Days of Bette Davis - 08/12

31 Bette Davis Movies for August 2012
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1.
Juarez (1939)
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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. (125 mins.)
 
2.
The Empty Canvas (1963)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Damiano Damiani
 
3.
The Man Who Played God (1932)
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After losing his hearing, a musician uses lip-reading to help others. (80 mins.)
Director: John G. Adolfi
 
4.
Old Acquaintance (1943)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
5.
A Stolen Life (1946)
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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. (109 mins.)
 
6.
20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)
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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. (78 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
7.
The Nanny (1965)
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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? (91 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt
 
8.
The Star (1952)
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback. (89 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
9.
It's Love I'm After (1937)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
 
10.
Payment on Demand (1951)
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The film is about divorce but with flashbacks as to why divorce occurs. (90 mins.)
 
11.
Bunny O'Hare (1971)
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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. (91 mins.)
Director: Gerd Oswald
 
12.
Storm Center (1956)
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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. (85 mins.)
Director: Daniel Taradash
 
13.
So Big! (1932)
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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. (81 mins.)
 
14.
Special Agent (1935)
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Newspaperman Bill Bradford becomes a special agent for the tax service trying to end the career of racketeer Alexander Carston... (76 mins.)
 
15.
In This Our Life (1942)
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A young woman (Stanley Timberlake) dumps her fiancée (Craig Fleming) and runs off with her sister's (Roy Timberlake) husband (Peter Kingsmill)... (97 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
16.
Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
17.
Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
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Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and move things with the power of their mind alone... (95 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
18.
Shining Victory (1941)
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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. (80 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
19.
The Sisters (1938)
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Three daughters of a small town pharmacist undergo trials and tribulations in their problematic marriages between 1904 and 1908. (99 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
20.
Of Human Bondage (1934)
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A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both. (83 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
21.
Fog Over Frisco (1934)
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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. (68 mins.)
 
22.
The Big Shakedown (1934)
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Racketeers flood the market with counterfeit cosmetics and drugs, causing some tragedies. (64 mins.)
 
23.
Hell's House (1932)
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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. (72 mins.)
Director: Howard Higgin
 
24.
Fashions of 1934 (1934)
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Sherwood Nash is a swindler who bootlegs Paris fashions for sale at cut-rate prices. His assistant Lynn... (78 mins.)
 
25.
The Dark Horse (1932)
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Zachary Hicks is nominated at the Progressive party's convention even though he has little chance of winning the governorship... (75 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
26.
Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)
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Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work... (73 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
27.
The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
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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. (78 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
28.
The Working Man (1933)
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Successful wealthy shoe manufacturer John Reeves takes a vacation, leaving his business in the hands of his nephew... (78 mins.)
Director: John G. Adolfi
 
29.
The Golden Arrow (1936)
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A cafeteria cashier is hired by a cosmetic firm's publicity agent to live the life of Daisy Appleby... (68 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
30.
The Rich Are Always with Us (1932)
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The ten year marriage of of Caroline Van Dyke and Greg Grannard is falling apart. A young woman, Allison... (71 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
31.
Housewife (1934)
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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... (69 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green