As the first season of ryan murphys feud comes to an end, fans are going to see the. With a career spanning 60 years and 100 acting credits, she is regarded as one of the greatest actresses in hollywood history. What makes the story so fascinating is its delicious irony, as the homely sister, edith, becomes ever more ensnared in her own tangled web. Apr 22, 2017 bette davis final movie role may have included one last set battle. And while both of these films feature bette as a twin. A stolen life by elaine lennon volume 16, issue 910 october 2012 33 minutes 8186 words bette davis was a star of the first order with a duality about her persona which was serially and successfully exploited by writers and directors throughout her long career. Bette davis in a stolen life is a great 1946 drama film costarring glenn ford about two twin sisters who are as different as they possibly could be. Indeed, when jack warner sent a representative to the railway station to greet her on her arrival in tinsel town, the man returned emptyhanded, declaring that nobody even remotely looking like a movie star got off the train. And she did it twice, almost twenty years apart, in a stolen life and dead ringer, in which she played identical twin sisters. When a womans twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close.
Its an unimpressive debut for bette, showing none of her later acting talent or personality. Directed by bettes friend paul henreid and pauls daughter stars in the movie as bettes maid. Kate was the kind, almost shy one,who met and fell in love with glenn. The life of bette davis, the house actually comprised two buildings as bette describes it, a white, ivycovered little english house in front for the newlyweds and a guesthouse in the back for the brides mother and sister.
Henreid was better known for his roles in front of the camera. Bette plays twin sisters in dead ringer bette is fabulous in the dual role better than the 1946 movie she made in 1946 a stolen life where she played twin sister as well. Stolen life, a 1946 movie clip could i hire a boat. D hyman, is making shocking claims about her mom following the release of the new miniseries, feud. Bette and joan, which recreates davis rivalry with fellow hollywood. Ruth elizabeth davis was born in lowell, massachusetts, on april 5, 1908, the eldest daughter of harlow morrell davis, a lawyer, and ruth favor davis.
Bette davis 69yearold daughter claims her mom practiced. Jul 18, 2014 dead ringer 1964 official trailer bette davis, karl malden movie hd the working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of. Bette davis biography life, children, parents, name, story. Dead ringer 1964 official trailer bette davis, karl.
In curtis bernhardts wonderful 1946 potboiler a stolen life. In the 1940s, bette davis made a movie called a stolen life with glenn ford, in which she played twin sisters. Davis was regarded as one of the greatest actresses in hollywood history and it comes as no surprise that the list of the best bette davis movies is very extensive. The screenplay by milton krims is based on the 1937 novel of the same title by myron brinig. Part two of the examination of the dualistic career of bette davis through the prism of davis roles as identical twins in the fraternal films a stolen life 1946 and. The supporting cast includes glenn ford, dane clark, peggy knudsen, charlie ruggles, and bruce bennett formerly herman brix. Director curtis bernhardt s opening, banking bette davis new england bona fides, as she misses a boat and hires handsome glenn ford to ferry her over to a nameless island, neither of them identified at this point, in a stolen life, 1946, based on a novel by the czech writer karel. With conrad nagel, sidney fox, bette davis, humphrey bogart. Bette davis, karl malden and peter lawford star along with a large supporting cast.
Welch tries to find the adopted twin sister now an adult. But it is bette daviss performance as a twin which makes this movie not only watchable but fun to. Be that as it may, she was a real maneater once she got the hang of it. Bette plays foxs homely but kind sister whos in love with foxs boyfriend. At the funeral of her husband frank, wealthy widow margaret delorca bette davis, meets up with her identical twin sister, dowdy and downbeat edith phillips also played by davis, from whom she has been estranged for 18 years. Any fan of bette davis knows that the only thing better than. The excellent cinematography of ernest haller and sol polito adds another layer to the movie. When fox dumps him for another man, it opens a door for the beau to look at bette in a different light. Bette davis would probably have been burned as a witch if she had lived two or. Dead ringer movie 1964 bette davis, karl malden video. In a stolen life, bette davis does double duty as twin sisters rays. Bette davis plays a twin who takes her drowned twin s place as the wife of a man glenn ford both sisters fought over. Karl malden is the one good actor in the movie, and hes just lost.
Love old or unusual movies but never know when theyre on. Mention a movie or tv series about twins, add a dose murder or accidental death and, for many of us, bette davis in melodramas such as a stolen life 1946 or dead ringer 1964 come immediately to mind. Tainted blood1996 a tv movie starring racquel welch as a writer who uncovers a murder commited by a boy who has a fraternal twin sister. Davis was initially seen as unappealing by studio executives, and was assigned to a string of bmovies early in her career. Davis plays the old act of good twin versus bad twin to perfection. The film was produced, and directed by curtis bernhardt with a supporting of, dane clark, walter brennan, charles ruggles, and bruce bennett. A stolen life is a 1946 american drama film starring bette davis, who also produced, and directed by curtis bernhardt. Even if youre just considering trying out a bette davis film, this one is for you.
In 1964 davis was 56 years old and by todays standards, and in common with many actors of the time, looked a lot older. Mar 04, 2019 dead ringer 1964 official trailer bette davis, karl malden movie hdthe working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. Any fan of bette davis knows that the only thing better than having bette in a movie is having. Dead ringer is a 1964 american thriller film made by warner bros. From now voyager to jezebel, bette never put a foot wrong. She was noted for playing unsympathetic, sardonic characters, and was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from. Dead ringer official movie trailer starring bette davis by mr. April 5, 1908 october 6, 1989 was an american actress of film, television and theater. Directed by bette s friend paul henreid and pauls daughter stars in the movie as bette s maid. Bette davis celebrity profile check out the latest bette davis photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. She felt that she had seen her best days as an actress. Tainted blood1996 a tvmovie starring racquel welch as a writer who uncovers a murder commited by a boy who has a fraternal twin sister.
Mar 17, 2017 joan crawford and bette davis may have been better movie stars than they were mothers, but as fxs feud shows, relationships werent always so strained between these oscar winners and their. Actors who played their own twin in movies and television. May 22, 2018 academy award winner bette davis stars in a dual role as twin sistersone sweet and demure, the other scheming and philandering. Columbia classics has yet to offer bette davis in the menace, jean arthur in the most precious thing in life, or melvyn douglas in the lone wolf returns, but among their dozens of releases are a number of goodies. For her part, sidney fox does a fine job playing the worst kind of brat. Bette davis plays twin sisters, one glamorous, the other homely, in this tale of deception, betrayal, and murder. To bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but then she discovered the stage, and gave up dancing. Dead ringer 1964 official trailer bette davis, karl malden movie hd the working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively. Peggy sian barbara allen is a young, attractive university. With bette davis, karl malden, peter lawford, philip carey. To bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but then she discovered the stage, and gave up. My mother, bette davis, a drunken monster daily mail online. Davis was initially seen as unappealing by studio executives, and was assigned to a string of b movies early in her career davis made a transition to warner brothers in 1932, and made her. Merriment ensues when one twin murders the other and attempts to assume.
The nanny bette bathing little susy by bertitolino. Based on the 1935 novel, a stolen life by karel josef benes. The sisters is a 1938 american drama film produced and directed by anatole litvak and starring errol flynn and bette davis. The movie is a remake of a 1939 british film stolen life starring elisabeth. Bette davis transformation from 2 to 81 years old youtube. Otherwise bette davis is at her best as a femme fatale along with an excellent cast of character actors. Bette davis house in hollywood, california this is a private home, so dont trespass and dont disturb the occupants. Marilyn had a small part, but it was integral work because it was a big break for her to be cast alongside such successful players. For this reason, dead ringer is sometimes mistakenly listed as a remake of a stolen life. See a full list of bette davis films classic movie favorites.
And the supposedly good twin really isnt all that great. May 29, 2015 bette davis in a stolen life is a great 1946 drama film costarring glenn ford about two twin sisters who are as different as they possibly could be. Below are the films that are featured in this section. The daughter of a massachusetts lawyer, american actress bette davis matured with a desire to become an actress upon her graduation from cushing academy, but was turned away from eva legalliennes manhattan civic repertory in new york. She was noted for playing unsympathetic, sardonic characters, and was famous for her performances in a range of film. Aug 15, 2017 bette davis was never a raving beauty. Bette davis is doubly wonderful in her double role. Her twin sister pat also davis is a flamboyant, manhungry manipulator. Bette davis full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films.
American actress bette davis with her daughter barbara davis sherry, later known as bd or bede hyman, circa 1965. As you can see in my photo above, 1217 horn avenue is currently a vacant lot. Directed by bette s friend paul henreid and pauls daughter stars in the movie as bette. Can you remember the name of another movie in which bette. The film marks the second time davis played twin sisters, the first being in the 1946 film a stolen life. Dont expect anything so mundane or downright silly from the crackjack new tv series via norway entitled simply twin. A germanborn engineer, his american wife and their children travel from mexico to the united states to visit her family but. Ruth elizabeth davis was born april 5, 1908, in lowell, massachusetts, to ruth augusta favor and harlow morrell davis, a patent attorney. One of the interesting facts about the movie is that it was directed by paul henreid. Katie is the goodhearted aspiring artist while pat is the evil twin who steals her man.
In a stolen life, bette davis does double duty as twin sisters. So when she was given this role about twinsone of whom murders the other, she snapped it up. The film also gives the very real culture of colonial england and their attitudes towards those who sit in darkness as mark twin put it. A then 16yearold hyman had a falling out with her mother when she married a much older man 29yearold jeremy hyman in 1963. Cigarettes were to bette davis what a bottle of southern comfort was to janis joplin or a halfunbuttoned black. Davis began acting in films in 1931, initially as a contract player with universal studios, where she made her film debut in bad sister 1931. A stolen life was the first movie produced by bette davis production company b. Dec 15, 2019 the nanny bette bathing little susy by bertitolino.
Bette davis was in her mid 50s when she played in this movie in the 1960s. Oct 10, 2012 in 1964 davis was 56 years old and by todays standards, and in common with many actors of the time, looked a lot older. To many old hollywood fans the only thing better than seeing bette davis on the screen might just be getting a double dose of the actress on the same film. The 15 best bette davis movie performances page 2 taste. Academy award winner bette davis stars in a dual role as twin sistersone sweet and demure, the other scheming and philandering. Aug 17, 2004 the good twin and the bad twin are both played by bette davis, and youre not supposed to notice when theyre onscreen together the bad twin is a standin wearing a wig. In each section here at classic movie favorites we like to highlight films that are the best or important for the actress or actor. In this romantic melodrama, bette davis plays twin sisters for the first time she would do so again in 1964s dead ringer. Sep 24, 2015 in the 1973 madefortelevision film scream, pretty peggy, bette davis morphs into her role as matriarch and supporting character. With bette davis, paul lukas, geraldine fitzgerald, lucile watson. She was called bette as a child and kept the name throughout her career. When a womans twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close to the man she feels her sister took from her years before.
The second time davis played twin sisters was in dead ringer 1964. In a stolen life, bette davis does double duty as twin. Kate bosworth davis is a sincere, demure girl and talented artist. Bette davis in a shot from the trailer of now, voyager 1942, one of ten films for which she received an academy award nomination for best actress this is a complete filmography of bette davis. However, we have to mention that even this great actress had to face certain failures in her career with her portrayal of the twin bosworth sisters in a stolen life 1946 being regarded as one of her worst roles. One of marilyn monroes most important roles was in all about eve. It was 18 years since she had made a stolen life and, reunited with her romantic costar, paul henreid directing her in another identical twin role, would commence on what could be read as a fraternal twin film, dead ringer. Sisters louise elliott, helen elliott and grace elliott the daughters of pharmacist ned elliott and his wife rose elliott are considered the most attractive and desirable young women in 1904 silver bow, montana. Pretty cool movie as betty davis plays twin parts, this is a twist ending suspense film that most will be able to guess 12 way through it. Dead ringer 1964 official trailer bette davis, karl malden movie hd the working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of. The film stars bette davis, karl malden and peter lawford with philip carey, jean hagen, george macready, estelle winwood, george chandler and cyril delevanti.
Bette davis plays twin sisters i know, i had you at hello, right. The story is marred slightly by some obvious contrivances and plot holes. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated. Oct 19, 2017 american actress bette davis with her daughter barbara davis sherry, later known as bd or bede hyman, circa 1965. Per biographer ed sikov, in his 2007 book dark victory. Marianne falls in love with a con artist who has a hidden agenda. The 1964 film starred bette davis as estranged twin sisters margaret delorca and edith phillips, who meet again after margarets. Another interesting fact about the movie is that davis plays twin sisters. Watching a film where bette davis plays the female lead is really something. Peter finch and anne bancroft in jack claytons britishmade 1964 drama the pumpkin eater. A stolen life is a 1946 american drama film starring bette davis, who also produced, and. Mar 26, 2017 nowadays, hyman is an author and evangelical pastor. The dramatic thriller dead ringer offers just that. The 15 best bette davis movie performances taste of cinema.634 1037 602 462 522 119 442 982 1394 468 1088 1144 1053 239 1141 275 260 1402 1535 1277 174 131 187 1038 639 883 305 899 1308 1118 144 562 182 238 1169 875 276 793 340 1015 1139 1399 1162 817