A piano teacher believes that her fiancé was killed on the battlefield. When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died.
Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge, and predictable complications result.
Sandra and Pete elope but their marriage is invalid since she's not yet divorced. Sandra is, however, pregnant by Pete. Pete marries his former fiancée Maggie, then flies to South America where his plane crashes. Maggie pays Sandra to let her adopt Pete's baby. Pete returns "from the dead". Sandra and Maggie contend for Pete and the baby. Written by
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Bette Davis and Mary Astor thought the original script was not very good. They ended up doing massive rewrites on the script themselves. See more »
When Maggie drives up the dirt road in a black car to meet Pete's plane, the reflection of the boom mic can clearly be seen on the windshield of the car, just as Maggie says "That's Pete; That's his signal." See more »
Maggie Patterson Van Allen:
Violet! Lunch! Ham, cakes, honey, and coffee!
Go out back and get that honey-glazed, peanut-fed, sweet Virginia ham.
You 'ain't gonna feed that man is you?
Jefferson, I'd feed the devil 'hiself if he done polished up the smile on Miss Maggie's face like that!
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Betty Davis, (Maggie Patterson Van Allen) was a very wealthy young woman who was very much in love with a man named Pete who liked to drink and got married to a woman named Sandra Kovack, (Mary Astor). However, Sandra was not really divorced from her first husband and therefore her marriage to Pete was unlawful. Sandra & Pete confront each other and decide to get married once again, but Pete decides he really loves Maggie Patterson and makes her his bride and they are very happy together. Sandra Kovack is an accomplished pianist and is well known through out the world for her great performances. There is an event that happens between Maggie Patterson Van Allen and Sandra Kovack which turns this film in a different direction that causes many problems and will turn into one Great Lie. Great acting by Hattie McDaniel, (Violet) who gave a great supporting role to these great veteran actors. Don't miss this film, it is truly a great film classic from 1941.
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