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A Stolen Life (1946)





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In this romantic melodrama, Bette Davis plays twin sisters for the first time (she would do so again in 1964's Dead Ringer). Kate Bosworth (Davis) is a sincere, demure girl and talented artist. Her twin sister Pat (also Davis) is a flamboyant, man-hungry manipulator. Orphans, the girls' guardian is their cousin, Freddie Lindley (Charles Ruggles), with whom Kate elects to spend a summer on Martha's Vineyard. There, she meets Bill Emerson (Glenn Ford), a handsome engineer spending a summer vacation as a lighthouse inspector. Kate falls deeply in love with Bill, but when Pat shows up, he goes for the more exciting sister, eventually marrying her. Devastated, Kate throws herself into her art, but she becomes discouraged under the tutelage of an abusive master, Karnock (Dane Clark). A sailing accident gives Kate the chance to take her sister's place -- but can she fool Bill into believing that this sweet, innocent woman is his philandering, scheming wife? A Stolen Life (1946), a remake of an earlier picture by the same name that had been produced by Paramount only seven years earlier starring Elisabeth Bergner in the twins role, was nominated for a Best Special Effects Oscar.

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Bette Davis
as Kate/Pat Bosworth
Glenn Ford
as Bill Emerson
Walter Brennan
as Eben Folger
Dane Clark
as Karnock
Charlie Ruggles
as Freddie Lindley
Bruce Bennett
as Jack Talbot
Esther Dale
as Mrs. Johnson
Robert Dudley
as Old Fisherman
Jack Mower
as Fisherman
Harlan Briggs
as Fisherman
Tom Fadden
as Fisherman
Dale Van Sickel
as Man in Launch
Creighton Hale
as Attendant
James Flavin
as Investigator
Monte Blue
as Mr. Lippencott
Sherman Sanders
as Patricia's Dancing Partner
Leo White
as Waiter
Rosa Rey
as Bridesmaid
Mary Forbes
as Woman Art Patron
Rosalie Rey
as Bridesmaid
Ruth Cherrington
as Large Woman
Philo McCullough
as Male Art Patron
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This unbelievable but enjoyable drama with a New England setting, is Bette Davis's first and last film as a producer.

February 1, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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