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Dead Ringer
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Release Date:
19 February 1964 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, now who's the fairest twin of all? See more »
Plot:
The twin sister of a callous wealthy woman murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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fun film with extra Davis See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bette Davis ... Margaret DeLorca / Edith Phillips

Karl Malden ... Sergeant Jim Hobbson

Peter Lawford ... Tony Collins

Philip Carey ... Sergeant Hoag

Jean Hagen ... Dede Marshall

George Macready ... Paul Harrison

Estelle Winwood ... Dona Anna
George Chandler ... George, Chauffeur
Mario Alcalde ... Garcia
Cyril Delevanti ... Henry, the Butler
Monika Henreid ... Janet

Bert Remsen ... Daniel 'Dan' Lister, Bartender
Charles Watts ... Apartment Manager

Ken Lynch ... Captain Johnson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Beckman ... Prosecutor (uncredited)
Perry Blackwell ... Electronic Organist in Bar (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Juror (uncredited)
Charles Fredericks ... Tom Marshall (uncredited)
Jon Lormer ... Alonzo (uncredited)
Renny McEvoy ... Man at Bar with Sweepstakes Tickets (uncredited)
Charles Meredith ... Defense Lawyer (uncredited)
Bryan O'Byrne ... Mr. Beemas (uncredited)
George Petrie ... Eddie Krauss, Loan Company Officer (uncredited)
Claude Stroud ... Courtroom Witness (uncredited)
Harry Swoger ... Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Chauffeur at Funeral (uncredited)
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Directed by
Paul Henreid 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Albert Beich 
Rian James  story "La Otra aka Dead Pigeon"
Oscar Millard 

Produced by
William H. Wright .... producer
 
Original Music by
André Previn  (as Andre Previn)
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Haller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Folmar Blangsted 
 
Art Direction by
Perry Ferguson 
 
Set Decoration by
William Stevens 
 
Costume Design by
Donfeld  (as Don Feld)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Florence Guernsey .... hair stylist: Miss Davis
Gene Hibbs .... makeup artist: Miss Davis
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chuck Hansen .... assistant director (as Charles L. Hansen)
Phil Ball .... assistant director (uncredited)
Lee White .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Weldon H. Patterson .... prop (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gibby Germaine .... gaffer (uncredited)
Bert Six .... still photographer (uncredited)
Kenneth B. Taylor .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Geoffrey Alan .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Ruth Hancock .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Russ Freeman .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Mitchell Lurie .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Red Mitchell .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
André Previn .... conductor (uncredited)
David Strech .... music copyist (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Connie Cezon .... stand-in: Bette Davis during twin scenes (uncredited)
Irva Mae Ross .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Bert Steinberger .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Who Is Buried in My Grave?" - UK (alternative title), USA (working title)
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Runtime:
116 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia:
Lana Turner turned the film down because she didn't want to play twins.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Edith arrives at Maggie's home and removes her veil, she adjusts her hair twice before removing her hat.See more »
Quotes:
Paul Harrison:Too bad I called and woke you last night. This might not have happened.
Margaret DeLorca:It wouldn't have mattered when you called. I've gotten so I'm afraid to turn around for fear of what will happen next.
Paul Harrison:Oh, just one of those rough patches, Margaret. Things will look better in a few months.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #22.221" (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Shuffle Off to BuffaloSee more »

FAQ

How does the movie end?
Is 'Dead Ringer' based on a book?
What did Edith write in 'Edie's' suicide note?
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
fun film with extra Davis, 12 August 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Bette Davis is a poor bar owner and the wealthy widow who stole her sister's boyfriend in "Dead Ringer." Davis played twins before in "A Stolen Life." This time, she's Edie and her sister, the recently widowed Margaret DeLorca. The two have been estranged for many years - Margaret slept with Edie's boyfriend, DeLorca, said she was pregnant, and married the guy. The baby, a boy, died. On the way home from the funeral and a visit with her sister, Edie learns from the chauffeur that Margaret never had a baby. Edie kills her sister and switches identities with her, leaving Margaret in her place, in her clothes. By taking Margaret's identity, she also leaves behind her boyfriend, a police detective played by Karl Malden.

Edie soon learns that Margaret's life was - well, complicated. For one thing, she's involved with Peter Lawford. And there's more! Bette Davis does a great job as both sisters. This is an entertaining film that Davis fans won't want to miss.

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