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A Stolen Life (1946)

Approved  |   |  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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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on August 25, 1947 with Bette Davis and Glenn Ford reprising their film roles. See more »

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Bridal Chorus
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From "Lohengrin"
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Period Piece
24 April 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Bette Davis plays twins (she did the same in Dead Ringer) with a Patty Duke twist. A period piece right out of the 1940's and it looks it. I rather enjoyed the movie, but thought some of the plot and storyline rather unrealistic. Everyone seems to learn a lesson in this film and it seems to gravitate toward that point. The ending was rather sappy, but keeping in line with the story. I rather liked the Dane Clark character and felt bad that he was sort of left alone at the end. It is not really known if he knew the switch was made or not. Shows the posh life of the idle rich and seems to rub it in in the viewer's face. In any case, it is a interesting movie, well acted.


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