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A Stolen Life (1946)

 -  Drama  -  6 July 1946 (USA)
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When a woman's twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close to the man she feels her sister took from her years before.

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Kate Bosworth and her twin sister Patricia fall in love with Nantucket lighthouse inspector Bill Emerson. Patricia and Bill are married. To forget, Kate returns to painting. Bill goes to Chile; Kate and Patricia go sailing; Patricia is washed overboard and drowned. Kate's boat capsizes and, when she recovers consciousness ashore, she (believed to be Patricia) is told that Bill is returning from Chile. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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BETTE DAVIS IN HER GREATEST OF ALL HER TRIUMPHS! (original ad - all caps)

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6 July 1946 (USA)  »

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Uma Vida Roubada  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The last film Bette Davis made at Warner Brothers (during her contract from 1932-1949) to make a profit upon release. See more »


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Double Trouble
2 June 2004 | by (TCM's Basement) – See all my reviews

I found the first half of the picture dragged for me, with a lot of dark shadows, and meandering scenes at the light house. Once the story picked up, and the "evil" twins goes over the side of the boat, then I knew I was in for some good old fashioned Bette Davis fun. I was very impressed with the creation of the "twins." For 1946, I found the scenes quite convincing, and wondered how they did that. The sets were fabulous, I'd take any of those houses, but thought the costumes were somewhat lacking. No, "Now, Voyager" stunning outfits for sure. Glenn Ford was fine, and very young, however I didn't care for the struggling artist side story. I would like to have seen much more of Kate trying to pass herself off as Pat, for that was the fun part of the film for me.


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