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In This Our Life
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Writers:
Howard Koch (screenplay)
Ellen Glasgow (novel)
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Release Date:
16 May 1942 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
"Go ahead! KISS ME!.. Forget you're married to my sister!" See more »
Plot:
A young woman (Stanley Timberlake) dumps her fiancée (Craig Fleming) and runs off with her sister's (Roy Timberlake) husband (Peter Kingsmill)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Fine Classic See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bette Davis ... Stanley Timberlake

Olivia de Havilland ... Roy Timberlake

George Brent ... Craig Fleming

Dennis Morgan ... Peter Kingsmill

Charles Coburn ... William Fitzroy
Frank Craven ... Asa Timberlake

Billie Burke ... Lavinia Timberlake

Hattie McDaniel ... 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 ... Police Inspector Millett
William Forrest ... Forest Ranger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ... Worker (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin ... Worker (uncredited)

Al Bridge ... Worker (uncredited)
Walter Brooke ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Policeman Fallon (uncredited)

Dudley Dickerson ... Waiter (uncredited)
Frank Fanning ... Police Detective with Millett (uncredited)
Ruth Ford ... Mother of Accident Victim (uncredited)
Eddie Graham ... Police Telephone Operator #2 (uncredited)
Jester Hairston ... Black Man in Jail (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ... Worker (uncredited)

Walter Huston ... Bartender (uncredited)
Freddie Jackson ... Black Man in Jail (uncredited)

Fred Kelsey ... Jailer (uncredited)
Reid Kilpatrick ... Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Frank Mayo ... Policeman in Car (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel ... Black Man in Jail (uncredited)
Patrick McVey ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Billy Mitchell ... Black Man in Jail (uncredited)
Ernest Morrison ... Black Man in Jail (uncredited)

Jack Mower ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Police Telephone Operator (uncredited)
George Reed ... Fitzroy's Butler (uncredited)
Napoleon Simpson ... Black Man in Jail (uncredited)
Elliott Sullivan ... Worker (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Customer (uncredited)
Buck Woods ... Black Man in Jail (uncredited)

Directed by
John Huston 
 
Writing credits
Howard Koch (screenplay)

Ellen Glasgow (novel "In This Our Life")

Produced by
David Lewis .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Haller (director of photography) (as Ernie Haller)
 
Film Editing by
William Holmes 
 
Art Direction by
Robert M. Haas  (as Robert Haas)
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Sullivan .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Robert Burks .... special effects
Byron Haskin .... special effects
 
Stunts
Audrey Scott .... stunt double: Bette Davis (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestral arrangements
 
Other crew
Edward A. Blatt .... dialogue director (as Edward Blatt)
 
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97 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
Erroneous modern sources sometimes add Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Elisha Cook Jr., Ward Bond and Barton MacLane as extras at the cafe, because of their previous association with director John Huston in The Maltese Falcon (1941) earlier the same year. This is frivolous, unsubstantiated, undocumented information.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Blues in the NightSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Fine Classic, 15 May 2008
Author: Buildman from Indiana

I loved this film, and it had me howling in several parts, such as the classically predictable ending. Such a great morality tale. I especially liked the portrayal of the developing and mature relationship between Olivia de Havilland and George Brent. This is the best Brent role in a Davis movie. I appreciate Davis not playing a more subtle character, such as in Mr. Skeffington, because the Stanley character is so boorish that she can't consider anything but her own whims and pleasures. She is not evil in the sense of making reasoned choices, but as a child, has no capacity for self denial. Delusionally, she actually thinks that Brent can be lured back under her spell after what she has done to him, and that a wealthy white woman's claim will alway be considered above a young black man's. Her world starts to crumble after she reels off the list of those who accepted her story over Parry's, when her sister, de Havilland says "I believe him." This is an emblematic tale of deliverance and hopeful new beginning. Bravo to all involved.

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