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Payment on Demand (1951)

Approved | | Drama | 3 February 1951 (USA)
The film is about divorce but with flashbacks as to why divorce occurs.

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Cast

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Joyce Ramsey (nee Jackson)
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David Anderson Ramsey
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Mrs. Emily Hedges
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Robert Townsend
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Anthony Tunliffe
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Eileen Benson
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Diana Ramsey
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Ted Prescott
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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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Storyline

The film is about divorce but with flashbacks as to why divorce occurs.

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I MADE HIM ... now I'LL break him! See more »

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Drama

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3 February 1951 (USA)  »

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The Story of a Divorce  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Re-unites Davis and Betty Lynn. they appeared together in June Bride in 1948. See more »

Goofs

Shadow on the wall to the right as it pulls back from the conference room after the divorce settlement meeting. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Emily Hedges: Be careful, Joyce. When a woman starts getting old, time can be the avalanche and loneliness - a disaster.
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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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BETTE'S FORGOTTEN GEM

One of Bette's best roles, too bad is not available on vhs/dvd yet. This is her first film after her 18 years contract with Warner Bros. ended, and it proved once again what she could do with a meaty part. Besides her deeply felt performance, the most interesting aspect of the film is the excellent direction by Curtis Bernhardt (A Stolen Life) and great camera work by Leo Tover (The Heiress). Watch the way the flashback scenes were shot, they are among the best ever filmed. This is still, a timeless story about about the devastating effects of a divorce. Great script and beautiful music score, this is a hidden treasure, and one of Bette's best films.


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