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Director:
Writers:
Howard Koch (screenplay)
Ellen Glasgow (novel)
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Release Date:
16 May 1942 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Good Entertainment See more (54 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 ... Inspector
William Forrest ... Forest Ranger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ... Worker (uncredited)

Mary Astor ... Extra at a Roadhouse Table (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin ... Worker (uncredited)

Humphrey Bogart ... Extra at a Roadhouse Table (uncredited)

Ward Bond ... Extra at a Roadhouse Table (uncredited)
Al Bridge ... Worker (uncredited)
Walter Brooke ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Policeman Fallon (uncredited)

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Extra at a Roadhouse Table (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... Waiter (uncredited)
Frank Fanning ... Detective with Millett (uncredited)
Ruth Ford ... Young Mother (uncredited)
Eddie Graham ... Police Telephone Operator #2 (uncredited)

Sydney Greenstreet ... Extra at a Roadhouse Table (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)

Peter Lorre ... Extra at a Roadhouse Table (uncredited)

Barton MacLane ... Extra at a Roadhouse Table (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... Policeman in Car (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel ... Black Man in Jail (uncredited)
Patrick McVey ... Man (uncredited)
Billy Mitchell ... Black Man in Jail (uncredited)
Ernest Morrison ... Black Man in Jail (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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Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
Both Bette Davis' and Olivia de Havilland's characters have masculine given names -- "Stanley" and "Roy," respectively. Interestingly, the film never hints that there is anything unusual about their names, nor does it offer any explanation.See more »
Quotes:
Stanley Timberlake:All right, so you're going to die! But you're an old man, you've lived your life - I haven't lived mine - mine's hardly begun. Think of *me* uncle! Think of what'll happen to *me* if you don't get me out of this. You're not even listening! You don't care what happens to me any more than the others. You'd *let* me go to prison. All you're thinking of is your own miserable life. Well you can die for all I care! *Die!*See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
How Do I Know It's Sunday?See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good Entertainment, 3 June 2010
Author: thguru from Fort Worth / Dallas, Texas

I remember, in my former life, a long, long time ago, when a college professor told me that something that is created by another human being that gets your attention and stirs something inside you, and gets your visual attention, and captivates you, maybe is art.

Well, this motion picture got my attention. Yes, it captivated me. The story, the actors and the moral was superb. Many times when I see these movies of an older era, I try to imagine in my mind, what the adult audience was thinking then, as they saw the story, the emotion, the characters. All the actors did a excellent job. Bettie Davis did it to me again. Her character made me hate her, and feel pity for her at the same time.

I still don't understand why I still have a crush on her. Maybe it's that old false thinking that the right man, could change her, me! Through the years, the more I see her, the more I love her.

All too often, many reviewers pick a motion picture or the actors apart on some of the most insignificant and minuet details. The director should have done this or it wasn't true to the book, or she or he could have acted a little better, blah, blah, blah. Even I have done that-- more than once. But, if things are done "reasonably" well and it holds your attention... Well, that's entertainment. That is what you pay the ticket at the box office window for. If I had paid for a ticket at the old box office for this movie, I could say that I got more than my monies worth in entertainment. And, I am still thinking about it after the movie is over.

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