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Dead Ringer (1964)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 19 February 1964 (USA)
The working-class twin sister of a callous, wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes her identity. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.

Director:

Paul Henreid

Writers:

Albert Beich (screenplay by), Oscar Millard (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bette Davis ... Margaret DeLorca / Edith Phillips
Karl Malden ... Sgt. Jim Hobbson
Peter Lawford ... Tony Collins
Philip Carey ... Sgt. Hoag
Jean Hagen ... Didi Marshall
George Macready ... Paul Harrison
Estelle Winwood ... Dona Anna
George Chandler ... George
Mario Alcalde Mario Alcalde ... Garcia
Cyril Delevanti ... Henry
Monika Henreid Monika Henreid ... Janet
Bert Remsen ... Dan Lister
Charles Watts Charles Watts ... Apartment Manager
Ken Lynch ... Capt. Johnson
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Storyline

After the funeral of her brother-in-law, Edith Phillips learns that Margaret de Lorca, her rich twin sister, had tricked her way into marriage with the man she also loved. So she kills Margaret and assumes her identity and life-style. However, her life becomes complicated by her late sister's sleazy boyfriend, Tony Collins and Sgt. Jim Hobbson, a Los Angeles detective who loved the "dead" Edith. Written by alfiehitchie

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What Bette Davis does to Bette Davis and to Karl Malden and Peter Lawford in DEAD RINGER is just what "Baby Jane" people will adore! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Who Is Buried in My Grave? See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original script was written in 1944 and sat on the shelf at Warner Brothers until 1963 when at long last it was finally in production. See more »

Goofs

As Edith is leaving her apartment for the final time after murdering her sister Maggie, she turns to look at her sister's dead body slouched over in the chair. It is apparent that Maggie's dead body is breathing. See more »

Quotes

Margaret DeLorca: You really hate me, don't you? You've never forgiven me in all these years.
Edith Phillips: Why should I? Tell me why I should.
Margaret DeLorca: Well, we're sisters!
Edith Phillips: So we are... and to hell with you!
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Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Shuffle Off to Buffalo
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Bette Davis
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DOUBLE DOSE OF DAVIS
21 May 2001 | by cubriaSee all my reviews

Through out the years many critics have said that the movies that Bette Davis did during the 60's were bad and campy at best, I tend to disagree. While some of them were not the best movies, Davis was always her best in them. Davis couldn't give a bad performance.

DEAD RINGER is a good movie with a good script and veteran actors doing what they do best. Definitely a good way to spend a Sunday afternoon.


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