Bette Davis

The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Lana Turner Rocks a Turban and Hot Pants, John Garfield is the First Major Star to Entertain the Troops, Bette Davis Says YES, and Lana and Julie Really Are Just Friends. From 1946, it’s The Postman Always Rings Twice.

All About Eve

All About Eve (1950)

Bette Davis Loses Her Voice, Doesn’t Destroy Joe Mankiewicz, Spits at George Sanders, and Prepares Us For a Bumpy Night. From 1950, it’s All About Eve!

dark victory

Dark Victory, Bette Davis, and the 4th Warner Brother

Dark Victory is a Bette Davis classic! It’s a total “women’s picture,” just the type of role in which our girl Bette shines! Dark Victory is definitely melodramatic, and unashamedly plays with our emotions, but Bette’s acting is so superb, we the audience totally go for the highly dramatic storyline!

Dangerous

Dangerous (1935) was the film that brought Bette Davis her first Oscar, and introduced many of the characteristics that Bette became famous for: her clipped phrasing, flashing eyes, and razor wit. With Dangerous, Warner Brothers finally found the type of role that Bette excelled at—tightly wound women with a strong, sometimes cruel exterior, hiding a core of vulnerability. Bette would play characters like this for basically the rest of her career because she was just so darn good at them!

Bordertown

What do you get when you put Paul Muni and Bette Davis together in a film? You get some fine acting, that’s for sure! Bordertown (1935) does not disappoint!

Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Bette Davis & Glenn Ford Hate Each Other, Frank Capra Sells Out, & Bette & Hope Lange Play Musical Chairs. It’s 1961’s Pocketful of Miracles.