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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
This is the film with the often shown, camp classic scene of Bette Davis
calmly grabbing Miriam Hopkins
by the shoulders, vigorously shaking her, throwing her down into a chair, and then calmly saying with a clipped, sarcastic edge: "Sorry". Bette Davis
later admitted she immensely enjoyed playing that scene. See more
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
Tell me, how is your new book coming along?
Well, I write and I write, and I still don't like it.
But, at least when you do turn one out, it's a gem! None of this grinding them out like sausage...
[she realizes that she has just insulted Millie and pauses with embarrassment
I suppose I could cut my throat.
There's a knife on the table!
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Music by George Gershwin
Played as dance music at the Garden Center Club See more