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Old Acquaintance (1943)

 -  Drama  -  27 November 1943 (USA)
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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.

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Kit Marlowe
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Millie Drake
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Rudd Kendall
John Loder ...
Preston Drake
Dolores Moran ...
Deirdre Drake
Phillip Reed ...
Lucian Grant (as Philip Reed)
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Charlie Archer
Anne Revere ...
Belle Carter
Esther Dale ...
Harriet
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Jealous of best friend Kit, a critically acclaimed but financially unsuccessful author and playwright, Millie writes a novel, the first in a string of bestselling trashy novels. After eight years of neglect and taking a backseat to Millie's fame, her husband Preston leaves her. Another decade passes and Kit announces her intention of marrying the decade-younger Rudd. Millie thinks Preston wishes to reconcile, only to discover he is engaged. He also admits that he was in love with Kit, who had turned down his many advances. Feeling Kit to blame for the failure of her marriage, Millie flies into a rage and confronts Kit. Later, learning of Rudd's affection for Millie's daughter Diedre, Kit graciously steps aside to bless their union. In the end, Millie and Kit make up, sharing a champagne toast for each one's old acquaintance. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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27 November 1943 (USA)  »

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Old Acquaintance  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Oddly, both times Davis and Hopkins co-starred, the film's title begins with the word, "Old." See more »

Goofs

In the bedroom scene with Preston, Kit is on the telephone with Julia Broadbank, Preston is holding her hand, then Deidre runs in and sits on her lap. Both of Kit's arms are around her, it's a tight two-shot. Then it cuts to the master-shot and Kit suddenly has a lit cigarette in her hand which she smokes through the time Deidre leaves the room all the way until she is talking to Millie and Miss Carter in the Living room. See more »

Quotes

Kit Marlowe: It's late, and I'm very, very tired of youth and love and self-sacrifice.
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Embraceable You
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Played as dance music at the Garden Center Club
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great story, excellent performances, underrated film
23 June 2001 | by (Fords,NJ) – See all my reviews

I have seen this film many times, and each time is a pleasure. The cast is outstanding, the chemistry of Davis & Hopkins is amazing!! (supposedly they hated each other off screen). I do not own a copy of this film , can anyone help at a reasonable price.. I seems to be out of print... worth seeing again and again


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