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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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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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Nearly forgotten Bette Davis soaper...
5 May 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Bette Davis works her usual magic with a colorless role as a wealthy society matron whose miserable husband wants her to give him a divorce. Film's best moments are the flashbacks to the couple's happier times, which are filmed in a dreamy, surreal manner. Jane Cowl gives an outstanding supporting performance as an elderly woman attracted to gigolos, but the centerpiece here is Davis, and she's magnetic as always. Filmed just before "All About Eve"--but released afterward--the picture benefits greatly from the shadowy cinematography, but the pacing plods a bit. Not a bad melodrama, but one that is never mentioned when film-historians revisit Davis' illustrious career. ** from ****


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