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Payment on Demand (1951)

Approved  |   |  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 ...
Mrs. Gates
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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The one sin no woman ever forgives. See more »

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3 February 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Story of a Divorce  »

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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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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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Finally released on DVD! A Warners Archive release.
11 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw Payment on Demand for the first time last night. An excellent Bette Davis vehicle! As you all know, this movie was made before All About Eve (though it was released after) and the first movie she made after leaving Warners in 1949. The role and the movie is vintage Bette, a return to form you might say after the three flops she made with Warners in 48 and 49. The quality of the movie is perfectly good. Even though it is not "restored" the picture quality is just fine, especially if you own a Blue Ray player. Curtis B. does a great job directing and the flashback scenes are wonderful. Bette is very good in this role. She looks amazing in the flashback scenes and the Edith Head wardrobe is fabulous. For me, Payment on Demand is the Bette Davis Holy Grail since it has never before been released and almost never shown on TV. It is worth the price of the DVD or download.


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