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 <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
According to director Vincent Sherman
, the only comment Bette Davis
made about her character before filming was that she might use a cigarette holder. Miriam Hopkins
' scene in the hotel room was shot first and she deliberately used a long holder to thwart Davis' character idea. 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
[responding to a question about Millie's daughter Deidre
Well, she's really partly mine anyway. I was at the hospital when she was born. As a matter of fact, she gave me her first smile. Her mother said it was gas.
Remade as Rich and Famous
Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
Music by David T. Shaw
Arranged by Thomas A. Beckett
Played after Kit's radio speech for the Red Cross See more