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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

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

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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

Jane Cowl, who played Mrs. Hedges, created the role of Kit Marlowe, the Davis film role, in the stage version of "Old Acquaintance" on Broadway. 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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