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
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
If you'd just look at Millie's activities as confession of weakness, an admission that there's something essentially lacking in her nature, you'd find it a little touching and love her.
You sound like one of Millie's books.
Referenced in All About Bette
Auld Lang Syne
Traditional 18th century Scottish music
Played during the opening credits and at the end See more