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
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Did You Know?
This film was the second collaboration of legendary arch-enemies Bette Davis
and Miriam Hopkins
, (Their previous collaboration had been The Old Maid
(1939).) The fact that in 1939, Bette Davis
had an affair with Miriam Hopkins
' then-husband, director Anatole Litvak
, only added to their mutual hatred. To their credit, the two actresses had a sense of humor about the situation and allowed publicity photographs to be taken of them facing each other wearing boxing gloves, with director Vincent Sherman
between them. See more
When Kit enters house after Millie runs up stairs near beginning of film, backdrop of house across the street changes from shot to shot. See more
That silly young boy she's been carrying on with has been called into the navy, and she must immediately become a young sailor's bride... of 42.
Waltz No. 15 in A flat major, Op. 39
Music by Johannes Brahms
Performed on piano twice by Miriam Hopkins See more