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.
Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge, and predictable complications result.
At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception, because Jane's ... See full summary »
The son of a dead Italian nobleman and a wealthy American woman forgets the disappointment of finding he has no talent for being a painter by succumbing to the sexual advances of an amoral model who believes in indiscriminate love affairs.
A piano teacher believes that her fiancé was killed on the battlefield. When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died.
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
When Eadie is dropped off at her bar by George the chauffeur, there is a building under construction in the background. It is the headquarters for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power at 111 N. Hill St. on Bunker Hill. It was completed in May 1965 and renamed the John Ferraro Building in 2000 after the city's longest-serving city council member. See more »
Edie's framed "first-earned dollar" from her cocktail lounge has an inscription dated "New Years 1957" but the signature on the dollar bill is from JFK's Secretary of the Treasury, who did not begin until 1961. See more »
When are you going back to San Francisco?
I haven't lived in San Francisco for ten years. Not since father died. A wino.
Yes. He drank wine because he couldn't afford to buy whiskey anymore. After he was fired off the Express and every other newspaper west of the Rockies. They finally took him away in a straitjacket.
Oh, Edie, how awful! Poor Father. Why didn't you ever tell me?
Well, I did let you know about the funeral. But you didn't come... somehow.
We must have been in Europe. ...
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Bette Davis here excels in "Grand Guignol" version of melodrama.
She looks intimidating and beautiful, has several lovers, and a life of deception. This is a must not miss film, which I watched with my mother as a child.
Ms. Davis plays Edie, the understated down at heel bar owner who is in love with modest detective Karl Malden. She is tired of her life, and after owing a great deal of money, attempts to reconcile with her wealthy sister, Mrs. DeLorca.
Mrs. DeLorca (also Davis) is an opportunist. Not happy, but wealthy. Somehow a change of identity occurs, and Edie ends up dead.
Beautiful cinematography as Edie's sister in her Beverly Hills Mansion. Duke, the Great Dane ( great dog) adds a nice nuance to the story. There are also some amusing scenes with Peter Lawford as an ex-lover, now discarded.
All in all this is a superior film which you will want to watch more than twice. Highly recommended. 9/10.
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