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This is one one of my favourite Bette Davis movies.

So many emotions, fear, love, happiness, pain, joy, death. Bette just shines all the way through it.

George Brent was Davis's perennial leading man.

Ronald Regan so young in this. Who would have thought in those days where his future was heading.

Humphrey Bogart was a bit of a distraction as his irish accent kept changing.

I think I'll have a large order of prognosis negative!.

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Those words "Prognosis negative" in this definitely are classic!

Davis is wonderful in this, and I love Geraldine Fitzgerald's performance too.

Bogart - my favourite actor - is woefully out of place and I always found Brent a little on the dull side, if I'm being honest.

Not quite top-drawer Bette, for me - I'd take The Little Foxes, The Letter, Now Voyager and one or two others before it - but it's still a smashing melodrama weepy.

Yeah Bogart sure did look out of place.

I forgot to mention Geraldine Fitztgerald. She was wonderful in this.

I just watched this movie back to back with In This our Life. George Brent seemed to play the same character in both movies just with different names.

The Letter is another favourite. Actually most are favourites :smiley:


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