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In This Our Life (1942)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  16 May 1942 (USA)
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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). They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ... See full summary »

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Roy Timberlake
George Brent ...
Craig Fleming
Dennis Morgan ...
Peter Kingsmill
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William Fitzroy
Frank Craven ...
Asa Timberlake
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Lavinia Timberlake
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Minerva Clay
Lee Patrick ...
Betty Wilmoth
Mary Servoss ...
Charlotte Fitzroy
Ernest Anderson ...
Parry Clay
William B. Davidson ...
Jim Purdy
Edward Fielding ...
Dr. Buchanan
John Hamilton ...
Inspector
William Forrest ...
Forest Ranger
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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). They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide. Stanley returns home to Richmond only to learn that her sister Roy and old flame Craig have fallen in love and plan to marry. The jealous and selfish Stanley attempts to win back Craig's affections, but her true character is revealed when, rather than take the rap herself, she attempts to pin a hit and run accident on the young black clerk (Parry Clay) who works in Craig's law office. Written by Bonnie Barber <bonbar@mit.edu>

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Sister against sister! Love made them hate each other! See more »

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16 May 1942 (USA)  »

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Nascida para o Mal  »

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Jack Mower is listed in studio records as an actor in this film, but he was not seen in the print. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Timberlake: Craig, have dinner we me somewhere tonight. Please. I've got a reason.
Craig Fleming: I don't think we better Stanley.
Stanley Timberlake: Why not? You're afraid aren't you? Afraid of yourself. Afraid of what you might feel if you let yourself go. Why don't you admit the truth Craig? You've never gotten over me and you never will. You'd like to put your arms around me right now, wouldn't you? You'd like to kiss me, wouldn't you?
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Soundtracks

How Do I Know It's Sunday?
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Played on the phonograph when Stanley runs into Craig downstairs
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Melodrama at its best, with classy stars.
6 July 2004 | by (Adelaide Australia) – See all my reviews

I am not certain Ellen Glasgow's book is faithfully reproduced in this movie, but John Huston has brought to the screen an excellent melodrama, featuring two of Hollywood's greatest actresses (both dual Oscar winners) in Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. The story of the two sisters' relationships with each other, and their men played by two very boring actors George Brent and Dennis Morgan is very well told, with Davis having a great final scene with her uncle as depicted by Charles Coburn. The young Afro-American actor Anderson played his role extremely sensitively and possibly was the first of his race to be cast in a movie in this light. Character actors such as Lee Patrick and Hattie McDaniel certainly added to the charm of this film. I do feel that the character Roy (de Havilland) could have been better developed by the script, but as usual, she carried it off brilliantly. Billie Burke was featured in a most unusual role for her, and she did it well.


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