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Payment on Demand (1951)

 -  Drama  -  3 February 1951 (USA)
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The Ramseys, David and Joyce (Barry Sullivan and Bette Davis), have been married for about 21 years and have two daughters (Betty Lynn and Peggie Castle)... See full synopsis »

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Cast

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Joyce Ramsey (nee Jackson)
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David Anderson Ramsey
Jane Cowl ...
Mrs. Emily Hedges
Kent Taylor ...
Robert Townsend
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John Sutton ...
Anthony Tunliffe
Frances Dee ...
Eileen Benson
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Diana Ramsey
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Ted Prescott
Walter Sande ...
Swanson
Brett King ...
Phil Polanski
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Jim Boland
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Mrs. Edna Blanton
Katherine Emery ...
Lisa Golm ...
Molly
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The Ramseys, David and Joyce (Barry Sullivan and Bette Davis), have been married for about 21 years and have two daughters (Betty Lynn and Peggie Castle)... See full synopsis »

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He strayed and he paid . . She saw to that! See more »

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Drama

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3 February 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Story of a Divorce  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was made before Bette Davis' comeback film, All About Eve (1950), but wasn't released until the year after. See more »

Quotes

Joyce Ramsey: [to husband David] You tell me what it's worth to be civilized...
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Connections

Featured in Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

A Woman's Intuition
(uncredited)
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Bette Davis
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Married couple find out that they are truly strangers to each others needs.
22 November 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

One of Bette's worst. Cannot for the life of me understand how anyone who is a true fan of the legendary great could feel that this was one of her better movies. True, the material is not the greatest, but regardless of it her supporting cast manages to rise above the mediocre material with a special nod to fabulous Jane Cowl. Bette is simply atrocious in her simplistic, stiff, and almost self-parody of a scheming and unyielding wife. Her interpretation totally alienates her audience from her character's dilemma. In short: Why on earth would anyone want her? She's a total monster!

Please guys, enough of this code, pre-code, censor, stuff. It wasn't as restrictive as you often make it sound, as many films managed to circumvent it altogether. The way you behave one feels one was living through a Reign of Terror.... One might not be happy with the ending but it was hardly the iron-will of the censors that ordained it.....


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