Dark Victory

Dark Victory

DVD - 2005
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The life of a fast moving Long Island socialite skids to a stop when she discovers that she has less than a year to live.
Publisher: [United States] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2005
ISBN: 9781419810848
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 DAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., b&w. ; 4 3/4 in

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Nursebob
Dec 17, 2014

Bette Davis stares death in the face in this grandaddy of all tearjerkers. She plays wealthy New York socialite Judith Traherne, an impulsive and headstrong woman determined to make her own way in life until a malignant brain tumour threatens to cut that life short. Enter Dr. Frederick Steele, a brilliant and dashing young neurosurgeon into whose hands Judith reluctantly places her trust. Their relationship, at first adversarial, slowly develops into mutual respect and then, finally, romance. But with Judith's poor prognosis can the two lovebirds possibly find true happiness before those wedding bells turn into a funeral peal? Over-the-top in every way but with a supporting cast including George Brent, Humphrey Bogart and Geraldine Fitzgerald, a superb script adapted from an original stage play, and Ms. Davis' brilliant performance you'll be reaching for the kleenex anyway. Truly a cinema classic.

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richibi
Jul 11, 2011

Bette Davis masterfully holds this not two-, not one-, but zero-handkerchief weepie together, worth it only for her again splendid performance so early already in her career,

with bit, but not especially distinguished, parts by Humphrey Bogart and Ronald Reagan,

everybody smokes, along with Davis of course, throughout, even her doctors, to our unending consternation

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Nothing can hurt us now. What we have can't be destroyed. That's our victory - our victory over the dark. It is a victory because we're not afraid.

I've never taken orders from anyone. As long as I live, I'll never take orders from anyone. I'm young and strong and nothing can touch me.

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